Staff Reporter 

A five-day training to build the technical capacity of the government, state-owned enterprises, and non-governmental organisations on financial investment and return analysis concluded on January 27.

The training focused on conducting economic and financial investment, and environmental analysis for investment proposals and developmental projects. The training, under the environmental analysis, focused on understanding and estimating the environmental impacts in terms of Greenhouse Gas emissions for agriculture, forestry, and other land-use sectors.

The economic and financial analysis focused on understanding capital investment and recurrent costs for specific interventions and their returns.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) organised the training with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

According to FAO, the training is also aimed at assisting the agriculture sector in Bhutan to develop commodity-based investment proposals and mega-farm development projects.

The training is held in the context of FAO’s Hand-in-Hand Initiative which is expected to accelerate agricultural transformation and rural development through evidence-based partnership.

The initiative takes a multilateral approach to accelerate agri-food transformation and sustainable rural development, strengthen food system capacities to deliver nutrition and healthy diets for everyone and improve household incomes to reduce extreme poverty.