• Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo meets EU Ambassadors

    Thimphu, 23 May, 2018 – The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, met with the European Union Ambassador to Bhutan, His Excellency Mr.  Tomasz Kozlowski and Ambassadors of other EU Member States.

    Welcoming the Delegation, Lyonpo commended that EU has been the main partner for Bhutan in strengthening the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors which are the integral parts of rural communities. His Excellency assured that each cent will be used prudently for the purpose it is meant for.

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  • Gearing towards one health

    Under the theme  “In Pursuit of Promoting One Health: Healthy Ecosystem, Healthy Animal and Healthy People”  management of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in collaboration with Trashigang Dzongkhag Hospital and Trashigang Dzongkhag Livestock office organized second nomadic health camp for the people of Merak and Sakteng. During the camp, livestock officials sensitized public on zoonotic diseases and their risk of transmission from animal to people and domestic to wild animals. Representative of forest official talked about the importance of inter connectedness of people, animal and ecosystem. Further, medical team led by gynecologist made people aware of sexually transmitted disease, maternal and children health, cervical cancer and impact of alcohol consumption.
    In a camp many women availed PAP smear facilities, family planning especially CuT insertion, treatment and follow up of other gynecological and obstetric cases which is otherwise not available at the BHU due to absence of female HA.
    Numerous people were also treated and screened for non communicable diseases (NCD).  Blood tests were done to screen for STD diseases.

    Camp was organized at Merak on 12 to 14 May and 20 to 22 May for the people of Sakteng with the financial support from Bhutan Foundation.

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  • Climate smart initiatives to reduce solid waste and fire wood consumption

    Located in alpine landscape, Merak and Sakteng are widely known for its unique culture and blissful landscape. Close to 5000 Brokpas reside in two gewogs which are   experiencing major shift in developmental practices. Sakteng is yet to be connected with motor able road while Merak got connected few years back. No difference to other parts of the country, growth in consumption of processed packaged stuffs in Brokpa’s society is also observed to be increasing over the period which generated lots of waste. Further, harsh weather, poor insulation to retain heat and old age practice of using firewood for cooking and heating of the space, there is a significant increasing trend of fire wood consumption by the Brokpa.

     

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  • Vacancy announcement

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce vacancy for the following post on consolidated contract for three years as detailed below:

    Department/DivisionPosition TitleQualificationEntry LevelNo. of Posts
    BAFRA PhuentsholingDriverClass VIII with Driving LicenseO4 A1

    The interested applicants fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility criteria may apply to Human Resource Division, MoAF latest by 6th June 2018. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be called to the selection interview.

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  • International Biodiversity Day celebrated

    International Biodiversity Day is observed every year on 22nd May, and this year’s theme is “Celebrating 25 years of Action for Biodiversity”. The day was observed at the Youth Centre in Thimphu with participations of more than 150 students from schools around Thimphu, and around 50 researchers and official guests from conservation and funding sector. The event is focused on the students to create awareness on the importance of biodiversity. Various poster demonstrations were carried out, which included recently discovered new species to science, new records for the country, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Policy, herbarium techniques, etc. The event included bioblitz for students around the Ecological Park, and seminars on biodiversity such as bees and wasps, tiger, birds, etc.

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