• Invitation of Bids for the supply of Agriculture Tools and Equipment

    The Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Samtenling invites sealed bids from eligible Bhutanese firms having valid trade License for supplying the following for FY 2019-2020 under FSAPP funded by World Bank.

    Sl.NoTender ParticularOpening PeriodBid security
    1.Procurement of Agriculture Tools/Implements and Equipment21st November 2019

    10:30 AM


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  • Press Release on Agriculture Transformation tour to Ten Dzongkhags

    The Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) accompanied by officials from  Policy and Planning Division (PPD), Regional Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives (RAMCO), Regional Research Centers and Projects completed a visit to ten Dzongkhag between 4th to 20th October 2019. The Dzongkhags covered were Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang, Zhemgang in the central south region and the six eastern Dzongkhags. In between the 10 Dzongkhags visit, the Minister also attended World Food Day celebration at Sakteng School on 16th October 2019.

    The main purpose of the visit to the Dzongkhags was to sensitize on government’s initiative on Agriculture Transformation from subsistence farming to commercial farming. While market assurance with post harvest management and value chain process is found crucial to encourage mass scale production by the famers, backed up by Farm Mechanization Corporation Limited (FMCL) and Bhutan Livestock Corporation Limited (BLDCL), internalizing the market prior to export, has as well, been important and urgent. The Ministry, in this line, initiated two supplementing programmes of School and Hospital Feeding Program (SHFP) and a Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) Enterprise Development opportunities. This Agricultural Transformation beginning with SHFP and RNR-ED is expected to acquire food self sufficiency and nutrition security in a focused approach, open up opportunities of youth employment and generate revenue through high-end exports.

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  • Bhutanese Farmer wins the Agriculturalist Award 2019

    A Bhutanese Dairy Farmer, Ms. Chimmi Dema, an aspiring dairy farmer from Gogona, Wangduephodrang received a prestigious FAO’s “Model Agriculturalists” award on 18th October 2019 at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.The Assistant Director General of FAO RAP presented the FAO’s annual Asia-Pacific award to Ms. Chimmi Dema and four other Asian and Pacific farmers for their outstanding achievements in agriculture and food production.

    Ms. Chimi Dema is a progressive dairy farmer in Gogona under Gangtey gewog in Wangdue Phodrang. She is an active member and also serves as the dairy technician at the Milk Processing Unit (MPU) of Gogona Gonor Yargay Chethuen Detshen. Finding dairy enterprise as a promising enterprise for cash income generation, she and her husband planned to strengthen their dairy business last year (2018). They applied for a Priority Sector Lending (PSL) loan to build and expand their dairy farming business. With the loan from the PSL, they build an improved dairy shed and bought 20 Holstein Friesian dairy cows. With the addition of these dairy cows, the milk supply to the MPU has increased and this has helped the Gogona Gonor Yargay Chethuen Detshen to supply more dairy products to consumers in Wangduephodrang and in Thimphu.

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  • Announcement for Lateral Transfer

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce following vacancies under Department of Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives on lateral transfer:


    Sl.No.Position TitlePosition LevelQualificationNo.of PostsPlace of PostingSuper-Structure
    1Dy. Chief Marketing OfficerP2APGDPA, Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics/ Business Administration /Commerce/Business Management/Agri-business31. MIRD, Thimphu
    2. RAMCO, Mongar
    3. RAMCO, Gelephu
    Administrative Services Group
    2Senior Marketing OfficerP3 APGDPA, Preference will be given to candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics/ Business Administration /Commerce/Business Management/Agri-business31.MIRD Thimphu
    2.MDD, Thimphu
    3.CDD, Thimphu
    3Marketing OfficerP4 APGDPA, Preference will be given to candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics/ Business Administration /Commerce/Business Management/Agri-business21. MDD, Thimphu
    2. CDD, Thimphu
    4Asst. Marketing OfficerP5Bachelor’s Degree ( Preference will be given to Bachelors in Economics/Commerce/Business Administration)21. RAMCO, Gelephu
    5Marketing AssistantS2-S1Diploma in Agriculture or Livestock51.RAMCO, Mongar
    2. RAMCO, Gelephu
    (3 slots)
    3. CDD, Thimphu
     Total Slots15 

    Interested in-service candidates who are within the same Super Structure Group and fulfilling the criteria as per Chapter 14 of BCSR 2018 may apply to Human Resource Division, Directorate Services, MoAF, Thimphu latest by 4th November, 2019.

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  • Shortlisted Candidate for the post of Animal Attendant

    The National Veterinary Hospital, Motithang is pleased to announce the short-listed candidates for the post of  Animal Attendant ESP as  details mentioned below:

    Sl.No.Name of the candidatesCID No.PostInterview Schedule
    1.Dechen Peldon11505002622Animal AttendantDate: 30th October 2019
    Venue: NVH, Motithang.
    Time: 9.30am
    2.Yeshi Choden11513001562Animal Attendant
    3.Pabitra Ghalley11204002088Animal Attendant
    4.Tara Man Gurung11201004917Animal Attendant
    5.Robi Maya Tamang11216000033Animal Attendant

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