• Run wild for Tigers

    The Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with the United Nation Environmental Program, adidas Runtastic, Internets of Elephants, and Bhutan Foundation will launch the RUN WILD for Tigers campaign from 25th September till 4th October 2020. It is an exciting digital running challenge that lets users run with a wild tiger in Bhutan being researched by the Bhutan Tiger Center. Using the freely downloadable adidas Running app, users will be able to track their runs and test their endurance against Tendrel Zam, a wild Royal Bengal Tiger in Bhutan.

    “We are very happy that tiger from Bhutan is part of this RUN WILD campaign. We will be reaching out to millions to raise awareness on tigers and tell our conservation success stories to the outside world. This was planned as of the commutative events for the 40th birth Anniversary of our king and would have loved to launch with a big celebration, but due to the COVID pandemic we are not able to do it” said Lobzang Dorji, Director of DoFPS.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets the Australian Ambassador to Bhutan virtually

    17 September, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor met His Excellency, Mr. Barry O’Farrel, the Australian Ambassador to Bhutan today virtually. He was announced as Australia’s High Commissioner to India and Bhutan on 18 February 2020.

    Their Excellencies discussed possible areas of collaboration in the livestock and agriculture sectors, technical and vocational institutes, water technology and human resource development (HRD). Lyonpo also highlighted the Australian significant contribution in building Bhutanese capacity through scholarships and institutional linkages.

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  • Farm income data for decision making in Agriculture Sector

    Agriculture survey is conducted annually by RSD, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to gather a comprehensive information on agricultural households pertaining to crop area, production and yield of principal crops viz: cereals, oilseeds and legumes, vegetables, fruit crops, roots and tubers, and other permanent crops in the country. The 2019 survey report is available online.

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  • Signing of agreement between DoFPS and GBCL on implementation of plantation program

    16 September, Thimphu: The Agreement has been signed between the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) and the Green Bhutan Corporation Limited (GBCL).  The actual implementation of the plantation activities in the field has already been carried out by the GBCL since 2016.  In the last 4 years, GBCL has created a total of 1163 hectares of new plantation investing a fund of Nu. 81.46 million, 1173 hectares of old plantation maintenance with fund of Nu. 21.61 million.

    Though the GBCL has the mandate of carrying out plantation related activities in the country, in absence of the written terms and conditions, both the parties (DoFPS and GBCL) has been facing a number of inconveniences in the field.  Therefore, with the signing of the agreement, it is expected to fulfill and clarify the following objectives:

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  • Vacancy for Trainer/ Facilitator

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the following post for immediate recruitment for Project PRuDent (Project for Rural Development) funded by German Savings Bank.

     

    Sl.NoPosition TitleQualification            SlotsEligibility CriteriaEmployment Type
    1Trainer /FacilitatorBachelors in Economic/ Business Administration/B.Com.1560% in Bachelor’s DegreeTemporary for 2 months and after 2 months, based on capability and performance 5 suitable trainers will be selected on contract to train 200 farmers

     

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