18 November, Thimphu: Ms. Kinlay Tshering has been appointed as the new Director for the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). She formerly served as the Chief Horticulture Officer for Horticulture Division, DoA, MoAF.
Ms. Kinlay joined the civil service in 1999 as a researcher and has served for RNR research centers in Khangma, Wengkhar, Yusipang. She then joined the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan, MoAF as the Dy. Chief Research Officer in 2010.
She has a Masters degree in Horticulture from Melbourne University, Australia and a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from Wye College, University of London, United Kingdom. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science, a Diploma in Vegetable Production and Research and a Certificate in Plant Pathology and Biotechnology.
Of the numerous publications she made, “Evaluation of Potato Varieties in Multi-Location Trials together with the Farmers”, Citrus Cultivars: Potential for Increasing the Citrus Cultivation Range, Pathogenic variability of Colletotrichum capsici Isolates in Chili, Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Colletotrichum capsici, Bulb Onions…..A Potential Crop for Domestic Market and Agriculture and Usage of Natural Resources in Bhutan are some of the journal papers she published.
-Submitted by Tandin Dorji and photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICS
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