• First participatory technical assessment of EPB trial for high altitude rice in Paro

    The Agriculture Research and Development Center (ARDC)-Yusipang in collaboration with National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Paro organised the first participatory technical assessment of evolutionary plant breeding (EPB) trial on high altitude rice at Shari chiwog under Tshento gewog. The assessment was conducted under the guidance of three experts from Bioversity International  in Rome on October 2. Over 20 rice growing farmers from Tshento  and Dopshari gewogs, geog agriculture officer of Tshento, rice researchers from ARDC-Bajo, Samtenling, Yusipang and biodiversity officers  from NBC participated in the event.

    The EPB trials are introduced in Bhutan for the first time through the EPB project which is funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through Bioversity International. Bhutan is one of the partner countries participating in the Global Evolutionary Plan Breeding Project along with Nepal, Jordan, Ethiopia Iran and Uganda. In Bhutan, the EPB project is nationally executed by NBC in collaboration with ARDC-Yusipang, Bajo and Samtenling and agriculture sectors of Paro, Punakha, Dagana, Tsirang and Sarpang.  EPB trials in Bhutan have been initiated on rice and beans. The EPB trials on rice are ongoing at Paro for warm temperate agro-ecology, in Punakha and Tsirang representing the mid altitude rice growing areasand in Sarpang for low altitude rice environment. EPB trials have also been started on climbing and dwarf beans at Tsirang and Dagana. The evolutionary populations for both rice and beans were prepared by mixing most popular traditional and improved varieties collected and contributed by farmers and ARDCs from specific locations.

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  • Vacancy for ESP

    The Divisional Forest Office, Samtse under Department of Forest and Park Services is pleased to invite application from eligible Bhutanese nationals for following vacant post.

    Sl.No.Name of PostPost categoryNumber of postPlace of posting/Office Name
    1Sweeper/Night GuardESP1Tashicholing Range Office
    2Sweeper/Night GuardESP1Tendu Beat Office
    3Sweeper/Night GuardESP1Sangacholing Beat Office

    The application should be submitted to the Chief Forestry Officer, Samtse Division on or before 31st October, 2019 with the following documents and should meet the following criteria. Continue reading  Post ID 11622

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  • Pramer Bamdhir farmroad and baily bridge inaugurated in Trashiyangtse

    Trashiyangtse: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo inaugurated a 14 km Pramer-Bamdhir farmroad and the 170 ft baily bridge with a carrying capacity of 24 MT on October 11.

    The farmroad construction was started in 2016 and completed in 2018 at the cost of Nu. 21.35 M while the bridge was built at the cost of Nu. 19.5 M with fund from the Royal Government of Bhutan. They will benefit 85 households connecting Berteng, Bamdhir, Betsamang and Zhapang villages under Bumdeling gewog. The inauguration was attended by beneficiaries, local leaders and relevant officials.

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