• Pollination Workshop underway at College of Natural Resources

    A two-day workshop (30th April – 1st May) on pollination is underway at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobeysa. Introduction of pollination and its research needs were discussed with the students, lecturers of College of Natural Resources and officials from the National Plant Protection Centre and the National Biodiversity Centre. Around 40 participants were introduced to the valuation of pollination and research needs in pollination by bees and hoverflies in forested and agricultural lands of Bhutan. Participants were also introduced to the field-based taxonomical research in the agricultural land around Lobeysa. The main aim of the workshop is to encourage and support Bhutanese in studying the pollinators in the context of changing climate. The workshop also aims to develop baseline on the pollination in Bhutan, and publish research papers and field guides, while enhancing the capacity of Bhutanese researchers. Few interested participants were identified to carry out research on pollination including the taxonomy of the pollinators such as bees and hoverflies.

    Resources persons from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands, Dr. Vincent Kalkman, Dr. John Smit and Dr. Theo Zeegers presented on the current status of pollination in Bhutan and future research projects on pollination. The workshop was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) in collaboration with College of Natural Resources and is funded by Naturalis Biodiversity Center. This workshop is a part of on-going project on invertebrates between NBC, CNR, UWICER, Sherubtse College, NPPC, and the Naturalis.

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  • Statistics on Community Forests (CFs) as of December 2017

    This statistical release is based on analysis of Community Forests (CFs) data sourced from the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). It presents year wise establishment of the CFs, cumulative numbers of CFs, area in hectares and the number of Community Forest Management Group (CFMG) members in the country starting from 1997 till December 2017.

    Click here for the statistical release

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  • Notice inviting tender

    The National Center of Animal Health, Serbithang, Department of Livestock under Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to invite sealed quotations from the eligible bidders having valid trade license for the following contract: Supply of Veterinary Medicines and Vaccine for financial year 2018-2019.

    The tender documents can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website www.moaf.gov.bt with effect from 3rd May, 2018 to 3rd June, 2018. The last day for submission of bid is on 4th June 2018 before 2.00 PM and will be opened on the same day at 2.30 PM.

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  • Notice inviting tender

    The BLDCL office is pleased to invite the sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Product Processing Ingredients, Equipment and Uniforms & Extension Kit . The complete set of bidding documents may be downloaded from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Websites (www.moaf.gov.bt) with effect from 24th April till 24th May 2018.

    The Last date for bid submission is on 24th May 2018 at 10:00 am to BLDCL Office (Taba) and will be opened on the same day at 10:30 am in the BLDCL conference hall.

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