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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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  • Quotation for air ticket

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, MoAF invites sealed bids from interested travel/ticketing agents having valid license. The details information regarding the terms and condition can be downloaded from the MoAF and NBC web site.

     19/10/2019                 –           Paro    –           Bangkok         –           Amsterdam

    26/10/2019                  –           Amsterdam      –           Bangkok

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  • Vacancy for ESP

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, Thimphu is pleased to invite application from the Bhutanese National for the post of Elementary Service Personnel (ESP) for contract period of two years.

    Sl. No.Position TitleNo. of postAge LimitPosition LevelQualificationPlace of posting
    1ESP118-45ESPNot applicableNBC, Serbithang


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  • The Tower: Collections (De Toren): A documentary on dragonfly released

    The Tower – Collections

    A documentary film titled “De Toren” in Dutch or “The Tower” in English is based on the collaborative study on the invertebrates’ collections in Bhutan and mainly focused on collection of dragonfly species. The collection of a dragonfly species, named after His Royal Highness the Gyalsey (Crown Prince) of Bhutan as “Gyalsey Emerald Spreadwing (Megalestes gyalsey)” is the theme of the film. Film depicts how dragonfly and other insect specimens traveled to the Netherlands and returned to Bhutan, and also showcases the collaborative efforts of Bhutanese and Dutch researchers. The film also shows other aspects of species collections. The film has mostly Dutch as its primary language with English subtitles.

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  • Annual Quotation for 2019-2020

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to invite sealed bids for eligible suppliers having valid license for the supply of following items

    1. Office Stationeries
    2. Electrical & hardware items
    3. Vehicle spare parts, General Maintenance & Tyres
    4. Catering
    5. Hiring Vehicles

    Last Date of submission:19th July, 2019 On/before 11am
    Opening date: 19th July, 2019 at 11.30 am

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