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  • World Soil Day 2020

    World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5thDecember to create awareness on the importance of healthy soil and advocate sustainable management of soil resources. The day was officially adopted at the 68th UN General Assembly held in December 2013 following the request and endorsement from the FAO conference convened in June 2013. In fact, the initial recommendation for the formal establishment of WSD as a global awareness raising platform came from the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Therefore, starting 5th December 2014, the day has been celebrated every year by countries across the globe to mark the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human well-being. Further, to recognize the importance of the work of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in the field of soil resources development, in particular agriculture development, the 5th December was particularly chosen as WSD in recognition of His Majesty’s tremendous efforts and dedication in sustainable soil management.

    This year the world is observing the WSD2020 with the theme “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity“. The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit and work proactively towards improving soil health. It urges us to focus our attention on the workers below ground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth.

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  • Registration for Organic Certification begins in the east

    A hands-on training program on Local Organic Assurance System (LOAS) registration and certification was organised by National Center for Organic Agriculture (NCOA) at ARDC Wengkhar on 25-26 November. The training was aimed at commencing the registration of organic producers and operators in Bumthang, Mongar, Trashigang, Lhuentse, Pemagatshel and Trashiyangtse.

    Participants included the Organic Focal Person from the Dzongkhags, ARDC-Wengkhar and Forestry Division. They were briefed on Bhutan Organic Standards (BOS) and Internal Control System with hands-on training on the registration and certification process.

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  • Shortlisted candidates at DoA and BAFRA

    As per the approval of 453rd HRC Meeting held on 10/11/2020, the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce the result of the shortlisted candidates for the following posts, Department of Agriculture & BAFRA as detailed below:

    Shortlisted candidates for the post of Extension Supervisor II, DoA & BAFRA, S2 A (3 posts)
    Sl. NameCIDTotal MarksInterview Schedule
    1Dilli Ram Chhetri1130400214473.07Date: 02/12/2020
    Venue: DoA Conference HallTime: 9.15 AM
    2Chandra Kumar Monger1130800155772.80
    3Ugyen Tshomo1200800006471.07
    4Ugyen Choden1150200223170.55
    5Karma Wangchuk1110500359969.65
    6Nim Dem1050500027868.61
    7Bhim Bahadur Limbu1121000003568.44
    8Karma Wangda1110800012368.25
    9Sangay Zam1200700051668.22
    Shortlisted candidates for the post of RQI  II, S2 A, BAFRA (1 post) 
    Sl. NameCIDTotal MarksInterview Schedule
    1Chenga Tshering1080700143970.92Date: 02/12/2020

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  • Glimpses from ARDC-Bajo

    The Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC)-Bajo was first started in 1965 as a demo farm. In 2016, it was upgraded to a full-fledge ARDC to develop agriculture research and development related services. It covers an area of 50.9 acres.

    Currently, the centre has two sub-centres in Tsirang and Chimipang Royal Project. It caters services to the farmers of west-central region comprising of 5 Dzongkhags: Gasa, Wangdue, Punakha, Dagana and Tsirang.

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