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  • Towards enhancing Swiss business collaboration

    5 June, Thimphu: A twenty member Swiss business delegation led by His Excellency, Andreas Baum, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Bhutan and India met with the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor to explore and strengthen the Swiss business collaboration in Bhutan. The Hon’ble Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Bhutan; the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and heads of the departments and agency were also present.

    Welcoming the delegation, Lyonpo shared the Ministry’s priority areas during the 12th five year plan such as organic farming, value added products, reduce import of food items and market among others. Swiss being one of the advanced countries in value addition technologies, Lyonpo explored the possibility of sharing such resources to improve all the three sectors: agriculture, forestry and livestock in the country.

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  • Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of FAO calls on Sanam Lyonpo

    April 22, Thimphu:  The Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of FAO, Dr. Kundhavi Kadiresan called on the Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.  Lyonpo and Dr. Kundhavi discussed on a wide range of issues and areas of collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and FAO.  One of the areas that were discussed is on the Bhutan-FAO Country Program Framework which is under formulation.  Dr. Khudhavi said that CPF should have activities that we “must do, can do and can built partnership.”

    The Ministry and FAO agreed to further collaborate in areas of organic agriculture and its certification processes.  FAO also offered to collaborate with the Ministry on the Agriculture Vision 2045.

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  • Public notification on Bird Flu

    The Ministry of Agriculture and forests would like to inform the general public that there is an outbreak of Avian Influenza, H5N1 (Bird Flu) at Dhamdara, Phuentsholing in Chukha Dzongkhag. Following the meeting of the National incident Command Committee (NICC) member at MoAF conference hall on 10 April 2019, all the Concerned agencies within the Government are instructed to activate the relevant Rapid Response Team to implement control and preventive activities as prescribed in the National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP) and respective Standard  Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2017.

    The ministry would also like to remind the general public not to get alarmed since the incidence is fully under control and required control measures are already put in place. However, the Ministry will provide regular update to the general public on the new outbreak of HPAI through various media.

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  • Vacancy Re-Announcement for Farm Attendant

    Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang under Ministry of Agriculture & Forest is pleased to re-announce application from the interested Bhutanese Nationals for the following post:

    Sl.No.Position TitleCategoryNo. of postAge LimitPlace of posting
    1Farm AttendantESP218-50RDTC, Zhemgang

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  • JICA assures continued commitment to Bhutan

    The meeting between Lyonpo and DG (right) discussed JICA activities

    March 14, Thimphu: JICA assures its continued commitment to Bhutan during a meeting held between the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor and Mr. Hara Shohei, the Director General (DG) for the South Asia Department, JICA Headquarter. The Agriculture Secretary Dasho Rinzin Dorji was also present.

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