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  • Vacancy for Gardener

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to announce the vacancy for the following post:

    Sl. No.AgencyPosition TitlePosition LevelNo. of SlotCriteria
    1NBC, SerbithangGardenerESP1Bhutanese National, within the age limit of 18-40 years

    Interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are required to submit their application along with the following documents to the Progam Director National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang Thimphu on or before 20th March, 2020 before 5 PM: Continue reading  Post ID 12168

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  • Natural Product Development Facility at Dzedokha village Launched

    21 October, Chukha: The Natural Product Development Facility at Dzedokha village in Loggchina Geog, Chhukha Dzongkhag was inaugurated on 21st October 2019. The event was graced by Dasho Drungpa, Phuntsholing accompanied by Program Director, National Biodiversity Center (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) and other officials from the Dungkhag and the Ministry.

    The facility was developed in collaboration with the NBC, GEF-UNDP Small Grant Programme and the Dzedokha Phacheng Detshen. The facility is being operated as a social enterprise by three operators identified by the Dzedokha Phacheng Detshen under the Access and Benefit Sharing framework.

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  • First participatory technical assessment of EPB trial for high altitude rice in Paro

    The Agriculture Research and Development Center (ARDC)-Yusipang in collaboration with National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Paro organised the first participatory technical assessment of evolutionary plant breeding (EPB) trial on high altitude rice at Shari chiwog under Tshento gewog. The assessment was conducted under the guidance of three experts from Bioversity International  in Rome on October 2. Over 20 rice growing farmers from Tshento  and Dopshari gewogs, geog agriculture officer of Tshento, rice researchers from ARDC-Bajo, Samtenling, Yusipang and biodiversity officers  from NBC participated in the event.

    The EPB trials are introduced in Bhutan for the first time through the EPB project which is funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through Bioversity International. Bhutan is one of the partner countries participating in the Global Evolutionary Plan Breeding Project along with Nepal, Jordan, Ethiopia Iran and Uganda. In Bhutan, the EPB project is nationally executed by NBC in collaboration with ARDC-Yusipang, Bajo and Samtenling and agriculture sectors of Paro, Punakha, Dagana, Tsirang and Sarpang.  EPB trials in Bhutan have been initiated on rice and beans. The EPB trials on rice are ongoing at Paro for warm temperate agro-ecology, in Punakha and Tsirang representing the mid altitude rice growing areasand in Sarpang for low altitude rice environment. EPB trials have also been started on climbing and dwarf beans at Tsirang and Dagana. The evolutionary populations for both rice and beans were prepared by mixing most popular traditional and improved varieties collected and contributed by farmers and ARDCs from specific locations.

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