• Farmers’ Field Day on Bhutan’s Traditional Maize Phenotypic Diversity

    Trashigang: In the face of the emerging challenge of climate change and in the quest to understand the traditional maize diversity of Bhutan, the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and the Scuola Superiore Sant Anna (SSSA) University in Italy in collaboration with the Agriculture and Research Development Centres (ARDC) in Wengkhar and Khangma and the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL), Norzinthang, initiated phenotypic diversity studies of maize genetic resources of Bhutan since April 2018.

    A total of 142 maize landraces, traditional maize varieties that were grown by our farmers for centuries, were collected by NBC from 17 Dzongkhags and grown together in one field in Norzinthang, Trashigang since April 2018. By the last week of July, majority of the varieties had reached late maturity stage and were ready for assessment.

    Continue reading  Post ID 9661

    546 total views, no views today


  • Vacancy re-announcement

    The management of ARDC Samtenling is pleased to re-announce the vacancy for the following positions.

    Interested candidates may apply to the Administrative Section, ARDC Samtenling Sarpang. The following documents should be submitted along with the application.

    1. RCSC Employment Form (ANNEXURE 4/1 of BCSR 2018)
    2. Copy of Citizenship Card.
    3. Copy of Security Clearance (valid).
    4. Medical Fitness Certificate (valid).
    5. No objection certificate ( if employed)
    6. Two recent passport sized photographs.

    Continue reading  Post ID 9661

    982 total views, no views today


  • Bhutan’s 2nd dog population survey shows remarkable progress in canine management program

    Thimphu: Humane Society International (HSI) in a joint project with the Department of Livestock, Bhutan has conducted its second dog population survey in Bhutan since 2009, when the country’s National Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Project (NDPMRCP) was launched. Approximately 85,000 dogs in Bhutan have undergone sterilisation and anti-rabies vaccination till date.

    After researchers analyse the results, they will be able to determine the pet population per 100 humans. The findings will be crucial for designing responsible pet ownership and community engagement programs.

    Continue reading  Post ID 9661

    1,936 total views, no views today


  • Announcement for Auction of Seized Forest Products

    The Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Bumthang will be selling seized Picrorhiza (Picrorhiza Kurrooa) through open auction on 24th August, 2018 at 11.00 AM at Chhoekhor Park Range Office, Thangbi. The interested buyers with valid Trade License are hereby invited to participate in the auction. For further information, please contact at 17300700 or 17751601

     

    Continue reading  Post ID 9661

    441 total views, no views today