• JSWNP Supports local community in improving local products for livelihood

    Hidden in the dense forests, closer to the great Jowo Durshing, and for so long clung to their traditional customs without proper connectivity with modern infrastructures, villages of Rukha, Lawa and Lamga remained as real epitome of classical Bhutanese settlers. These isolation has indeed been a boon when it comes to preserving their traditional culture and harnessing the local resources in the most sustainable ways, as they are the major source of livelihood. Nya-Dosem, a smoke-dried fish is a local delicacy much sought by the elites and their artistic product like Zem are much demanded. Being residents inside Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP), the park management has been trying to uplift their livelihood and has supported them with many Integrated Conservation Development Program activities. Once believed to be hunters and gatherers, they are now an integral part of the park and plays a vital role in conservation because of the support and incentives delivered by the national park.

    In an effort to promote their local products especially those made from cane and bamboo, JSWNP is currently conducting a product diversification and improvement training for the peoples of Lawa and Lamga. The training attended by youths, women and elderly men from the villages intends to integrate and harmonise this traditional crafting culture and pass down the younger generations. The park officials facilitated the programme with resource persons from the beneficiaries. The intention is to encourage the community to harness the best from their community forest by the sale of products obtained from their CFs and to build better stewardship for proper management of the resources without exploitation.

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  • Invitation for sealed bids

    The National Research and Development Centre for Aquaculture (NRDCA), Gelephu under the Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the construction of inlets/ Outlets drainage system as tabulated below:

    The bid must be received at the NRDCA, Gelephu on or before 12.00 noon of the 8th February, 2018 and shall be opened the same day at 2:30 PM at the conference hall of NRDCA, Gelephu in the presence of interested bidder those who wish to attend. For further information, call 06-251200/ 17700180 during the office hours.

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  • Vacancy re-announcement

    ARDC Wengkhar is pleased to re-announce vacancies for the following posts:

    The interested candidates may apply to the Program Director, ARDC Wengkhar latest by 2nd Feb. 2018 along with the required documents:

    Criteria:

    • Applicant should be a Bhutanese national.
    • Applicant with working experience in Agriculture/educational achievement if any.
    • Age between 18-50 years old

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  • Vacancy re-announcemet

    Applications are invited from Bhutanese Nationals between the age of 18 to 40 for the post of Security Guard under ESP category of RCSC for Agriculture Machinery Training Section (AMTS), AMC, Paro. The application should be submitted to the Program Director with the following relevant documents on or before 8th February 2018 and the selection interview will be held on same day at 10:00 am.

    1. RCSC Employment Application Form (Annexure 4/1)
    2. Valid Security Clearance Certificate Copy
    3. Valid Medical Fitness Certificate Copy
    4. Citizenship Identity Card Copy
    5. If employed NOC from parent organization

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  • Annual Monitoring Workshop for AFACI Projects in Bhutan

    January 22, Thimphu: Based on the requirement of the funding agency, the annual monitoring workshop 2017 for the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) projects in Bhutan was conducted. Participants included project Principal Investigators (PIs), Assistant National Contact Person and three independent evaluators consisting of M&E Officers from the Gross National Happiness Commission and Ministry’s Policy and Planning Division. It was chaired by the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary.

    AFACI is an inter-governmental and multi-lateral cooperation initiated by the Government of Korea to promote sustainable agriculture growth in the asian region. Bhutan became the member of the AFACI in 2013 and today nine different projects are implemented through various agencies under the Ministry.

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