• Vacancy for Farm Labour

    The National Seed Centre, DoA, Paro is pleased to invite applications from the interested Bhutanese nationals for following post.

    Sl.noPositionsCategoryPost VacantName of Placement
    1Farm LabourESP4RSC-Jadchedphu, Trashiyangtse
    2Farm LabourESP4Phobjikha Farm, Wangduephodrang
    3Farm LabourESP2RSC-Samtenling, Gelephu


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  • Delegation from Kasetsart University visits Ministry

    23 January, Thimphu: A seven member delegation from Kasetsart University, Thailand led by the Acting President, Dr. Chongrak Watcharinrat met with the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary. Representatives from the departments and non-departments were also present.

    The meeting discussed the human resource development at the University in agriculture, forestry, and livestock fields.

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  • Towards Enhancing Dairy Product Quality

    Based on the findings of research conducted by National Dairy Research and Development Center (NDRDC), Yusipang, milk supplied by the farmers is of poor quality in terms of adulteration and microbial load. It is imperative that milk indented for production of products should be of high quality with low microbial load.

    As a follow up action to the initial findings, a team from the NDRDC in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Sarpang conducted training on Clean Milk Production for the dairy farmers of Gelephu Om Detshen. It was conducted from 7-9 January at the RNR Centre, Gelephu.

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  • Tender for ARDC, Samtenling

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

    Sl.No.Tender particularOpening  PeriodBid security
    1.Procurement of General Agriculture laboratory equipment and accessories19th February, 2020 10: 30 AM10,000/-
    2.Procurement of Mushroom laboratory equipment and accessories19th February, 2020 10: 30 AM2% of your total quoted value
    3.Procurement of laboratory accessories5th February, 2020 10: 30 AM2% of your total quoted value

    The Complete set of document can be downloaded from the Ministry website with effect from 21st January, 2020.

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  • Awareness campaign to strengthen dairy farming in Pemagatshel

    An awareness campaign was organised in Shumer gewog, Pemagatshel on 18 January to uplift the dairy farming through self-help group (SHG) and encourage public participation and increase group members. The campaign was also aimed at encouraging others to take up dairy group activities and the role of youth in livestock farming.

    During the campaign, farmers were sensitized on the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) loans to promote livestock farming in Dzongkhag. The importance of fodder plantation and breed improvement was further stressed.

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