• Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of FAO calls on Sanam Lyonpo

    April 22, Thimphu:  The Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of FAO, Dr. Kundhavi Kadiresan called on the Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.  Lyonpo and Dr. Kundhavi discussed on a wide range of issues and areas of collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and FAO.  One of the areas that were discussed is on the Bhutan-FAO Country Program Framework which is under formulation.  Dr. Khudhavi said that CPF should have activities that we “must do, can do and can built partnership.”

    The Ministry and FAO agreed to further collaborate in areas of organic agriculture and its certification processes.  FAO also offered to collaborate with the Ministry on the Agriculture Vision 2045.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for ESP

    As per the announcement made in MoAF website on dated April 23rd , 2019, the Thimphu Forest Division, DoFPS is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the post of ESP as details mentioned below:-

    Sl.NoName of the CandidateCIDInterview Schedule
    1Dechen Tshomo11503001876Venue: Thimphu Forest Division, DoFPS, Date: 25/04/2019

    Time: 10.00 AM

    2Dorji Wangmo10704001370
    3Cheki Lhamo11602002326

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  • Power tiller test code & Reaper test code and standard book launched

    18 April, Thimphu: Hon’ble Director, Department of Agriculture (DoA) launched  three books on Farm Machinery Standards in presence of Chiefs, officials from AMC and FMCL at DoA conference hall. The books are for power tiller standard, Walk Behind Power Reaper test code and standard. The books were launched with the objective to introduce safe and efficient farm machineries in the country.

    AMC is mandated to ensure safe and efficient farm machinery use in the country. In line with this objective, Bhutan farm machinery standards are made under the guidance of the Bhutan Standards Bureau.  Based on the set standards, AMC conducts tests on machines which are either manufactured inside the country or are imported and those machines whose specifications and features confirm to the set standards are then issued a certificate.

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  • Multi-stakeholder Workshop for kick starting field implementation of “Bhutan for Life” concluded in Paro.

    17-19th April: Conservation of natural heritages in Bhutan is a legacy passed down to the present generation by our forefathers and the farsighted leadership of our kings have given us a vision and direction for our conservation journey. Today, we have over 51% of the country under a network of protected areas that includes National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuary, Strict Nature Reserve and Biological Corridors and majority of the conservation efforts are donor driven. As the nation gears towards graduating from least developed country (LCD) status to Middle Income Country, it is likely that donor assistance for conservation will dwindle. Therefore, Bhutan for Life was envisioned. BFL is a 14-year financial bridge that allows for immediate improvement in the management of Bhutan’s protected areas for climate resilience, and the prompt delivery of mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity gains, while the country gradually ratchets up its own financing resources.

    In order to kick-start the implementation of the much awaited conservation project for the protected areas of Bhutan, a three day multi-stakeholder workshop was organized in Paro with an objective to provide sensitization on BFL, its functions, roles and processes and mechanisms, to clarify roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in BFL program implementation and, to agree on the working modalities, reporting mechanisms and implementation plan of BFL program.

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