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  • Farmers’ Field Day on Bhutan’s Traditional Maize Phenotypic Diversity

    Trashigang: In the face of the emerging challenge of climate change and in the quest to understand the traditional maize diversity of Bhutan, the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and the Scuola Superiore Sant Anna (SSSA) University in Italy in collaboration with the Agriculture and Research Development Centres (ARDC) in Wengkhar and Khangma and the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL), Norzinthang, initiated phenotypic diversity studies of maize genetic resources of Bhutan since April 2018.

    A total of 142 maize landraces, traditional maize varieties that were grown by our farmers for centuries, were collected by NBC from 17 Dzongkhags and grown together in one field in Norzinthang, Trashigang since April 2018. By the last week of July, majority of the varieties had reached late maturity stage and were ready for assessment.

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  • Notice Inviting Expression of Interest

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to hire national consultant to develop audio visual user manual for Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt).

    In this regard, we would like to invite ‘Expression of Interest’ for carrying out the above consultancy service from the eligible national consultant(s).

    The ToR can be downloaded from the links below. The EoI should be submitted to NBC, MoAF, Serbithang not later than 11.00 AM on 20th August, 2018 and will be opened on the same day at 11.30 AM.

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