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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supervision mission is in the country for a 4-week joint supervision mission from 5 – 30 November 2013. An annual event, the upcoming supervision mission will particularly assess progress made since the last mission (Nov 2012) particularly following the recommendations of the mid-term review (MTR). The mission would also re-examine the proposal for extension of the project by 18 months as well as the concept note for a new project proposed by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) to IFAD. The mission would further review the post-MTR issues and activities that the project needs to address in order to achieve its development objectives. Finally, selected members of the mission would visit a sample of remote villages to examine and focus on component 1 activities.
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7 November, Thimphu: Dr. Tashi Samdup is sworn in as the new Director for the Department of Livestock from 7 November 2013. Born on September 1, 1967, Dr. Samdup who is from Thimphu has been in the civil service since August 15, 1991.
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21-23 October: Government Ministers of twelve Snow Leopard Range countries and Heads of International Conservation Community gathered in Bishkek, Kyrgystan Republic, for the first ever Global Snow Leopard Forum (GSLF). The delegates discussed urgent action required for the conservation of the iconic but highly endangered species of the mountain ecosystem. The twelve range countries are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
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The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to re-announce the availability of the following vacancy for the following posts:
Agency/Department/Division Position Title Position Level Minimum Required Qualification No. of Posts Remarks Livestock Input Supply Division(Animal Nutrition Division), DoL, HQ Chief Livestock Production Officer P1 A BSc in Animal Science 1 In-service
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