• Category Archives BAFRA
  • Facilitating Third-Party BhutanGAP Certification for Potato Producers

    Participant during the group sessions

    19-20 October 2021, Thimphu: A two-day “Training on BhutanGAP Standard and Implementation of Documentation Requirements by Potato Producers for Third-Party Certification” was held in Tashi Yoedling Hotel, Thimphu from 19 to 20 October 2021. The training program was organized by Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) as part of promoting BhutanGAP certification services as per ISO/IEC 17065 (Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services).

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  • Achieving leadership in the codex process

    20-22 September, Punakha: Around forty participants are attending a three days advocacy workshop on a theme “Achieving leadership in the codex process” at Drubchhu Resort, Lobeysa. Participants include representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, State Owned Enterprises, World Health Organization and World Food Programme country office are attending the workshop.

    The workshop is aimed at strengthening the national Codex programme in Bhutan, addressing the gaps identified using the Codex Diagnostic Tool, increasing the understanding on the importance of Codex standards for consumer protection and fair practices in food trade, and enhancing engagement in international standard setting process among the relevant agencies. It is being facilitated by experts from India, WHO South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi and FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.

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  • Specialist promotion under BAFRA

    BAFRA DG with Dr. Chador Wangdi (First row, second from left) and other promoted officials

    22 July, Thimphu: Dr. Chador Wangdi who was serving as the Chief Regulatory Quarantine Officer under Plant and Animal Biosecurity Division of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is promoted to the post of a Specialist III. He is one of the youngest civil servants to be promoted to the post of Executive Specialist (ES3) in the Ministry.

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