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  • Training Workshop on Organic Inspection and Certification

    Untitled-127 October 2016, Thimphu: A two day training workshop on Organic Inspection and certification for BAFRA Organic Inspectors was organised by Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests from 23-24 October 2017. The Director General of BAFRA graced the opening session of the Training Workshop.

    About 28 BAFRA Officials participated in the Workshop from all the field offices with facilitation from the BAFRA Management at the Head office, and experts from IMO, NPPC, DoFPS and NBC. The BAFRA Inspectors were trained on development of organic standards, criteria for certification, procedure for organic field inspection, Sampling techniques and Soil fertility management as per the standards. Regulatory Framework for Import and Export of plants and plant products encompassing quarantine pest and diseases and Invasive Alien Species. This training will help in building the competencies of Quarantine Inspectors to identify the correct signs and symptoms of pest and diseases and take appropriate phytosanitary measures. Furthermore, the incidence of unlawful trade of endangered species of plants and plants products will be minimised through proficient inspection and certification process. It is crucial that Plant Inspectors are trained periodically and kept abreast with the latest information and know-how to prevent and combat biosecurity risk in appropriate time.

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  • Second Royal Highland Festival celebrates unique cultural heritage

    Five herders participated in the horse race
    Five herders participated in the horse race

    October 23-24, Gasa: Highlanders from Wangdue, Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Trongsa, Bumthang, Trashigang, Lhuentse, Trashiyangtse and Gasa along with officials and tourists gathered for the 2nd Royal Highland Festival at Langothang, Laya. His Majesty The King graced the opening of the festival with a theme, Highlands-The Pride of the Nation.

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  • Capacity building program for more efficient savings and credit co-operative business

    Untitled-1Octobr 23-25, Thimphu: As part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Union (ACCU), Thailand and the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives (DAMC), a three-days training was organised for the representatives of the six Savings and Credit Co-operatives in Bhutan, based in Mongar, Zhemgang, Samtse, Wangdue, Punakha and Thimphu.

    The training was provided by Dr. Ranjith Hettiarachchi, who is an expert in Cooperative Economics and Microfinance. He has more than 30 years’ experience in credit union development in different capacity such as volunteer trainer, General Manager of Federation of Thrift and Credit Cooperatives (SANASA) in Sri Lanka and the Chief Executive Officer of ACCU.

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  • Notice inviting quotation

    The Procurement Section, Directorate Services, Ministry of Agriculture & Forest invites sealed bids from interested national travel/ticketing agents having valid license. The detail information regarding the terms and condition can be downloaded at free of cost or may be collected from procurement section.

    The Sealed quotation must be submitted in hard copy on or before 27th /10/2017 by11.00 AM and the same will be opened on the same day at 11.30 AM (BST) in presence of the interested bidders or their representative in the chamber of the Director, Directorate Services. The preference shall be given to the bidder offering the cheapest and the most direct route with confirmed booking on the specified date of travel.

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  • Vacancy Announcement for post of Farm Attendent

    The Native Poultry and Heifer Breeding Centre, Sertsam, Lhuntse, under Department of Livestock, MoAF is please to invite application from the Bhutanese National for the following post.

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    1Animal Attendant( ESP )1 Nos.Age: 18-50(Preference will be given to the locality and to male.NP&HBC, Sertsam, LhuntseHeifer Breeding Centre
    2Pasture Attendant ( ESP )2 Nos.

    Interested Bhutanese National may apply to undersigned latest by 15th November 2017 along with the following documents.

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