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  • Tender for supply of Lab Equipments and Consumable for AnGR section

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to invite sealed bids from eligible supplier for the supply of Lab Equipments and Consumable for AnGR Section, under National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang.

    The tender documents can be downloaded from the link provided below:

    Last date of submission: not later than 11am on 19th April, 2019

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  • National Training Workshop on Evolutionary Plant Breeding 11-18 February 2019

    A week-long training workshop on Evolutionary Plant Breeding for the National Project Stakeholders is underway at Gelephu. The on-farm conservation Project on Evolutionary Plant Breeding “Use of genetic diversity and Evolutionary Plant Breeding for enhanced farmer resilience to climate change, sustainable crop productivity, and nutrition under rain-fed conditions” is supported by IFAD through Biodiversity International. It is an International project coordinated by Bioversity International, Rome and will be implemented in six countries (Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, Uganda, Ethiopia and Jordan). The project will focus on the conservation and sustainable use of rice and bean on-farm diversity in the proposed project sites exploiting the concept of evolutionary plant breeding.

    The objectives of the training workshop are to enhance the capacity of the national project stakeholders on evolving concepts of evolutionary plant breeding, on-Farm crop genetic diversity assessment and seed systems, and social ecological assessment. The training workshop is organized by the National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, with technical support from the International Project Coordinating Unit, the Bioversity International, Rome. It is attended by the participants from the Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centres and the extension officials from the proposed project sites. The project will be implemented in 6 sites covering five Dzongkhags representing four agro-ecological zone. The project will identify climate resilient technologies for conservation, development and sustainable use of crop diversity.

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  • Internship at NBC

    18th January, 2019: Eight students from Sherubtse College undergoing BSc. Life Sciences studies ended their month long internship at the National Biodiversity Centre today, being the first batch from a group of 19 interns, currently undergoing internship at the National Biodiversity Centre.

    The interns were placed with the National Herbarium program and the Biodiversity Information Management program, developing skills and knowledge in herbarium specimen management as well as biodiversity information management.

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