• World Food Day observed in Thimphu

    October 16, Thimphu: World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on 16 October to mark the foundation day of FAO since its inception in 1945. Events of different natures were organised in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. This year the global theme was “Our Actions are Our Future; Zero Hunger World by 2030 is possible”.

    The day in Bhutan was marked at NRDCL with School Agriculture Programme (SAP) award winners, students, teachers, government officials and members of UN organisations. The day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. WFD is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as well as celebrate the progress towards reaching Zero Hunger world.

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  • First sighting of White-bellied Heron in Phrumsengla National Park

    It was on 9 October 2018 at 4pm, an adult White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) was found feeding at one of the shallow river sites towards the right river bank of Kurichu near Lingmethang, Mongar (N27°16’7.79″, E91°11′ 30.30″, Altitude-520m). The area where the bird was sighted falls within the jurisdiction of the Phrumsengla National Park with Chirpine forest (Pinus roxburghii) as dominant vegetation. The bird is suspected to have migrated from Yangbari from the downstream of Kurichu since its presence was reported by Dr. Sherub from UWICER during last summer.

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  • Short listing for s1 and below single window recruitment

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to shortlist applicants for the vacancies for single window recruitment announced on 11-Sept-2018 and re-announced on 26-Sept and 1-Oct 2018. The shortlisted candidates are requested to bring all the relevant original documents during the Interview.

    Please note that the applicants shortlisted for the post of Technician will have to report to HRD, MoAF for both Viva Interview schedule from 25-26 Oct 2018 and practical test from 29-30 Oct 2018 at 9:00 AM sharp.

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