• Crossbreeding and Gross National Happiness of Bhutanese farmers

    Dr. Tashi Samdup, DIRECTOR GENERAL, Department of Livestock (DoL) was awarded with PhD. on May 16, 2018 (afternoon) at WAGENINGEN University of Research, Netherlands.

    Bhutan has embarked on the gross national happiness (GNH) development concept. However, its operationalisation still needs more focus on the issues of the smallholder farmers which comprise about 69% of the Bhutanese population.

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  • Vacancy Re-announcement

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to re-announce the following post vacancies on consolidated contract for three years:

    The interested applicants fulfilling the mentioned eligibility criteria may apply to Human Resource Division, MoAF latest by 31st May 2018. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection interview.

    For further details please visit MoAF website @www.moaf.gov.bt or call HR Officer, Department of Forests & Park Services at 02-332516/17612493 and Department of Agriculture at 02-332510/17768995 during office hour.

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  • ToT on new crop cutting manual for Paddy yield estimation underway at Punakha

    A 3 days Training of Trainers (ToTs) workshop on the new crop-cut methodology for paddy yield estimation is underway at Punakha from 17th May 2018 – 19th May 2018. The ToT is organized by the RNR Statistics Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and is attended by Assistant Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers from all 20 Dzongkhags, Agriculture Research and Development Centres and CNR. The development of the new crop cut methodology was supported by FAO as part of the Global Strategy to Improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics initiative.

    In the same workshop but in a parallel session mode, District Livestock Officers from 6 Dzongkhags and representatives from the Regional Livestock Development Centres are also present to discuss way forward to streamline the collection of administrative data on livestock indicators and its flow from the field to RSD. Advantage is also taken of the forum to sensitize the participants on the strategy and the questionnaire for the upcoming RNR Census planned to be conducted in early 2019.

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  • Vacancy annoucement

    Applications are invited from the interested Bhutanese Nationals for the following vacant post.

    Sl. NoTitle of the PostNo. of postAge limitPosition Remarks
    1Farm Attendant (ESP)718-50ESPMale/Female
    2Caretaker (ESP)118-50ESPMale

    Application should be submitted to the Program Director, RDC, Yusipang with the following mentioned documents latest by 28 May 2018 before 5.00pm.  The interview date for the above post will be held on 31th May 2018 at 10.00 am and the result will be declared on the same day.  The following documents should be produced in original at the time of interview.

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  • Beekeeping training report -online publication

    In order to take beekeeping to the greater height for the benefit of farmers and the environment conservation National Apiculture Program (NAP) based at National Highland & Research Development Centre is conducting the basic beekeeping training to the livestock field extension agents from 14th to 20th May 2018. The fund for the event is supported by GEF LDCF supported by UNDP.

    Participants from 13 different Dzongkhags are participating in the event trained by the beekeeping technical staff from RLDCs Tshimasam and NAP.  This is the second batch extension staffs for such training who are expected to play crucial role in beekeeping development in the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP).

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