• Category Archives News
  • Bhutan unveils Innovative Commodity Market Information System

    24 June Thimphu, 2020: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) along with the European Union (EU) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today unveiled a new online platform, Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), for Bhutanese agricultural producers. This online platform, developed with the financial support of the EU and technical expertise of ITC, will enhance the information flow related to the country’s agriculture products.

    AMIS was officially launched today by His Excellency the Honourable Minister of  Agriculture and Forests, Mr. Yeshey Penjor, together with His Excellency the Honourable Ambassador of the European Union to India and Bhutan, Mr. Ugo Astuto, through a virtual platform.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12421

    1,208 total views, no views today


  • Officers’ Badge: A Symbol of Pride and Honor

    The Department of Forests and Park Services has introduced officers badge from the Forestry officers position level to the Director General. A badge is a piece of metal, that is affixed to a person’s uniform. To the outsider, it may not seem like much on the surface, but for the forestry professionals, the badge is a great source of pride. It is the most meaningful piece of the uniform, and it is for those men and women who go out and work hard to protect, manage, conserve the forests and serve the people. Being an officer, is not just a job and to these professionals a badge is not just a badge. It is a symbol of dedication, hard work and a commitment to the people they serve. As such it is important to have only the very best.

    When someone is given their badge, it is a special occasion – a day to be remembered for ever. It is a memory that sticks with them and inspires them to tackle their jobs every day with renewed vigor. It is for all these reasons we appreciate and respect the badges’ importance as a part of the forestry personnel’s uniform. It is a symbol of great honor and pride to serve the King, Country and People.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12421

    927 total views, no views today


  • Cordyceps permit issued to Khatoed highlanders

     2 June, Gasa: Gasa Dzongkhag Administration and park office issued the permits for cordyceps collection to around 30 people of Khatoed gewog coinciding with the Social Forestry Day.

    Considering the pandemic COVID-19 situation, officials advised the highlanders to strictly follow the procedures, rules and waste management practices. This year, officials will ensure that people carry their own waste back home and maintain cleanliness at the cordyceps collection sites.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12421

    800 total views, no views today


  • Agriculture farming picks up in a remote village of Gashingma

    A group named, Sr. Youth Group at Muktiar Bagan, Gashingma village under Phuntshopelri gewog in Samtse has ventured into fruit and vegetable production.

    The group consisting of three members had tried their luck in farming in 2015 with chilli cultivation in 3 acres of land. However they lost 95% of their hard work to wildlife discouraging them to continue farming for the next three years.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12421

    895 total views, 1 views today


  • NPiRDC observed Social Forestry Day & Ozone Day 2020

    The National Piggery Research and Development Centre, Department of Livestock, Gelephu joins the Nation in commemorating the Coronation Day of our Great Forth King. Every year the Day is observed on 2nd June and it is greatly known as the Social Forestry Day. As a tribute to Druk Gyal Zhepa for his profound respect to Environment and to make the NPiRDC campus greener and cleaner, the staff and the family members including school children residing within the campus came together to plant horticulture saplings that include areca nut, litchi, coconut, mango and jackfruits. Around 200 numbers of seedlings were planted in an area of one acre. It’s also our wishes that any green house gases (GHG) emission by piggery farm is absorbed by plants for synthesis of clean oxygen for prevention of ozone layer depletion.  Every year Ozone day is mark on 4th June coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen. The Program Director of the Centre also briefed the volunteers on the significance of the Day.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12421

    452 total views, no views today