• Manual on Paddy Yield Estimation

    Paddy is one of the most important cereal crops in Bhutan. Hence reliable statistics on its annual production and its trend over the years is important for informed decision making, from food security view point.

    Paddy production is commonly estimated from survey interview of farmers relying on their recall accuracy. However, recall is often wrought with high-non sampling error, particularly if the survey is conducted many months after the harvest. In such circumstances, it may be wise to compute production as a function of harvested area multiplied by yield. Harvested area is much easier to remember by farmers or it can even be measured anytime by the enumerator. With regard to yield estimation, here is where the usefulness of crop-cut experiments come in.

    The MoAF is thus very pleased to come out with the manual titled ‘Paddy Yield Estimation in Bhutan’ for use in the field. This manual comprehensively describes the probability sampling procedures required to be followed thus allowing us to make good estimates with measure of sampling error for every paddy growing Dzongkhag.

    The manual has been developed in close consultation with the agriculture sectors and with support from FAO.

    To download the soft copy of the manual, please click here.

    -RSD

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  • SAP Literary and Poster Competition-2018

    School Agriculture Programme (SAP), coordinated by Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF and Department of School Education (DSE), MoE is pleased to announce the Literary and Poster Competition for SAP Schools.

    CategoryTopicsRemarks/Criteria
    Focal Agriculture Teacher (FAT)Concept Paper (in English): Rice FortificationWords not more than 2500.

    Hand written in A4 paper.

    HSS Level    (Class XI-XII)Essay (in English): A Zero Hunger World by 2030 is PossibleWords not more than 2000.

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  • Notice Inviting Expression of Interest

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to hire national consultant to develop audio visual user manual for Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt).

    In this regard, we would like to invite ‘Expression of Interest’ for carrying out the above consultancy service from the eligible national consultant(s).

    The ToR can be downloaded from the links below. The EoI should be submitted to NBC, MoAF, Serbithang not later than 11.00 AM on 20th August, 2018 and will be opened on the same day at 11.30 AM.

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  • Notice inviting tender

    The Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC), Bajo, Wangdue Phodrang invites sealed bids from the eligible suppliers/business entities for supply/maintenance of the following office goods and services during the 2018-2019 FY.

    The bidders are requested to go through the contract documents thoroughly and quote the rates as prescribed. The tender documents can be downloaded from our website www.moaf.gov.bt and www.rcbajo.gov.bt.

    #Name of the workDay, Date & time of tender

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