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  • First Human Resource Conference for DoFPS

    Untitled-122 March 2017: The Human Resource Division in collaboration with DoFPS organised one day Human Resource Conference in Thimphu. The Conference which was attended by Chief Forestry Officers from various Functional Divisions, National Parks and Territorial Divisions was first of its kind to initiate by the HRD. During the Conference, various issues were discussed and a final Mock Moderation Exercise was also carried out by the Team from the Royal Civil Service Commission. The one day HR Conference for DoFPS successfully ended with the adoption of resolutions.


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  • National Community Forestry Conference

    IMG_3777 (1)March 20-21, Thimphu: The Social Forestry & Extension Division under the Department of Forests and Park Services, MoAF is organising a two day Conference on Community Forestry with the theme “Towards better understanding of Community Forestry through good governance practices and explore livelihood opportunities in the face of Climate Change”.

    The objective of the Conference is to provide a platform for sharing of information and exchanging experiences related to community forestry to:

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  • Armyworm Reminder, 2017

    If you detect armyworm outbreaks in your locality, please contact at National Plant Protection Centre at Phone: +975–2–351–016, email: nppcsemtokha@gmail.com.

    All extension officials and farmers are advised to carry out regular monitoring of the armyworm particularly in paddy nurseries and maize fields to implement control measures on time.

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  • AFACI delegation visits Bhutan

    A50X0333March 12-14: A four member delegation led by Mr. Seung Oh Yoo, Director, Technology Service Division, National Institute of Crop Science (NICS) from the Republic of Korea visited Bhutan.

    During the visit, they discussed and monitored the progress of Agriculture Technology and Information Network (ATIN) and Seed Extension Projects which is funded by the Asian Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI). They visited the National Seed Centre in Paro and one of its project demonstration site for wheat in Bajo. They also met with the officials at the Information Communication & Technology Division (ICTD).

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  • Training on Soil and Land Management underway

    TOT - GroupMarch 13-17, Paro: A five-day in-service training on soil and land management is underway for 20 extension agents, ten each from Thimphu and Paro at Lamgong. It is being conducted by the National Soil Services Centre (NSSC), Semtokha.

    The training will focus on all aspects of soil and land management practices including soil characterisation, land evaluation, soil sampling, land and soil fertility management. Through the training, NSSC aims to educate and train extension staffs in all aspects of soil and land management who then can use the knowledge to train farmers for sustainable crop production and combating land degradation.

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