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  • Vacancy announcement

    The National Mushroom Centre, Wangchutaba, is pleased to invite applications from the interested Bhutanese nationals’ for the following post:

    Sl#CategoryNo of postRemarks
    1Care taker1 
    2Farm Attendant5 

    The applicant fulfilling the following criteria should submit an application to Program Director, NMC, Wangchutaba along with following documents, not later than 17th August 2018. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection interview which will be conducted at the earliest. Continue reading  Post ID 9635

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  • Manual on Paddy Yield Estimation

    Paddy is one of the most important cereal crops in Bhutan. Hence reliable statistics on its annual production and its trend over the years is important for informed decision making, from food security view point.

    Paddy production is commonly estimated from survey interview of farmers relying on their recall accuracy. However, recall is often wrought with high-non sampling error, particularly if the survey is conducted many months after the harvest. In such circumstances, it may be wise to compute production as a function of harvested area multiplied by yield. Harvested area is much easier to remember by farmers or it can even be measured anytime by the enumerator. With regard to yield estimation, here is where the usefulness of crop-cut experiments come in.

    The MoAF is thus very pleased to come out with the manual titled ‘Paddy Yield Estimation in Bhutan’ for use in the field. This manual comprehensively describes the probability sampling procedures required to be followed thus allowing us to make good estimates with measure of sampling error for every paddy growing Dzongkhag.

    The manual has been developed in close consultation with the agriculture sectors and with support from FAO.

    To download the soft copy of the manual, please click here.

    -RSD

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  • SAP Literary and Poster Competition-2018

    School Agriculture Programme (SAP), coordinated by Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF and Department of School Education (DSE), MoE is pleased to announce the Literary and Poster Competition for SAP Schools.

    CategoryTopicsRemarks/Criteria
    Focal Agriculture Teacher (FAT)Concept Paper (in English): Rice FortificationWords not more than 2500.

    Hand written in A4 paper.

    HSS Level    (Class XI-XII)Essay (in English): A Zero Hunger World by 2030 is PossibleWords not more than 2000.

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  • ESM Framework for BFL online- Public Disclosure

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to publicly re-disclose the Environment and Social Management (ESM) Framework for Bhutan for Life (BFL) Project. This will be the basis for specifying the procedures and guidelines for assessing the potential environmental and social impacts of the financed sub-projects.

    All the entities of National parks and Biological Corridors are requested to communicate the ESM Framework to the communities and stakeholders under their respective jurisdiction.

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  • MoAF to implement the Strategic Plan for RNR Statistics

    The Strategic Plan for Renewable Natural Resources Statistics (SPRNRS) has been developed in compliance to the roadmap, preceded by an In-depth Country Assessment of the National System for RNR Statistics in Bhutan (IdCA). The IdCA identified that the existing RNR statistical system is characterized by gaps in information quality, inconsistency in data, inadequate availability and accessibility to users and inadequate human and technological capacity to meet user requirements. Therefore, the purpose of this strategy plan is to provide a framework and methodology that will enhance the quality and availability of RNR statistics to guide policy analysis and informed decision making.

    The implementation of SP-RNRS is expected to bring about transformational change of the current state of RNR statistics – characterized by gaps in information quality – to a system that meets the requirement of relevant users, producing statistics of good quality and coverage being managed by appropriate professionals with good statistical capacity through application of modern technological tools. The SPRNRS is approved and endorsed by the RNR-GNHC in June 2018, the highest decision-making body in the MoAF.

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