• 4th Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers held

    24- 27 June, Thimphu: The Agriculture Ministers and Secretaries of the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to regional integration to promote agriculture and rural development in the region during the 4th SAARC Agriculture Ministers Meeting held in June 2019 in Thimphu.

    Under the auspices of SAARC, the 4th Meeting of SAARC Agriculture Ministers was hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan in Thimphu on 27th June 2019. Three meetings preceded the Ministerial Meeting which reviewed past activities and decided new areas of cooperation and collaborations.

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  • Ministry held bilateral meetings with Bangladesh and Nepal

    26 June, Thimphu: At the sidelines of the 4th Meeting of the SAARC Agriculture Ministers, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor had bilateral meetings with Bangladeshi delegation  led by Md. Nasiruzzaman, Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture and  Nepali Delegation led by the Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal at Terma Linca. Also present were the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and senior agriculture experts. The meeting saw 


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  • Call for submission of papers for Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (VOLUME III ISSUE I)

    The Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Department of Agriculture, warmly invites authors to submit research articles to its 3rd Volume, Issue I, scheduled for launch on 5 February 2020, coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of HRH the Gyalsey.

    Please submit your manuscripts or articles to bja@moaf.gov.bt  Caption your emails as “BJA: Article Submission” for convenience.  Alternately, you can also visit our newly launched website www.bja.gov.bt where manuscripts can be uploaded or click here for the Guidelines.   

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  • Result announcement for Elephant Mahout & Khangner(GSP II)

    As per the selection interview held on 26/06/2019.The Royal Manas National Park, Gelephu is pleased to announce the selected candidates for the post of Elephant Mahout and Khangner as detailed mentioned below:

    Sl #Name CID NoTotal MarksRemarksPost Applied
    1Kencho Wangdi1160200131579.83StandbyElephant Mahout
    2Leki Sonam1200500189092.10SELECTED
    3Lham Dorji1200600170578.83Standby
    4Ngawang Chhophel1030300018690.80SELECTEDKhangner
    5Sonam Dorji1200500214878.60Standby
    6Sangay Rabten1200600162778.63Standby

    The selected candidates should undergo Drug Test prior to appointment. If the candidate fails the Drug Test, the position shall be offered to the next standby candidates in order of merit ranking.

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  • Announcement for Lateral Transfer

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce the following vacancy on lateral transfer as detailed below:

    Sl. NoDepartment/DivisionPosition Title & LevelMinimum Required QualificationNo of PostSuper Structure
    1Agriculture Machinery Center, Paro, DoAStore Keeper (S5-SS1)Class XII with certificate in Store-Keeping and computer operation1Finance Services

    The interested in-service candidate within the same Super Structure Group fulfilling the above criteria as per Chapter 14 of BCSR 2018 may apply to the Human Resource Division, Directorate Services, MoAF, Thimphu latest by 10thJuly 2019. For further details, please contact 332510/17768995 during office hours.
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