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Bhutan: Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Holds Metadata Production Workshop (September 2014)

Country / Regional Activity: Bhutan
Date of Event: 01/09/2014

The Bhutan online data catalog ( contains seven studies, one of which is the Renewable Natural Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). The MoAF organized a metadata production workshop to document the different studies of the Ministry. In addition, other ministries that contribute to agriculture statistics were invited. The workshop was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Seven studies were documented during the workshop of which three were from various departments of the MoAF. Other participating agencies included the Ministry of Health, Department of Revenue and Customs, National Environment Commission and the National Statistics Bureau. The metadata will be finalized after the workshop and uploaded onto the Bhutan Data Catalog by the first week of October. MoAF will document more studies after these three are finalized.

The effort is in line with the ADP’s strategy to extend the archiving practices in the National Statistical System.