• Agriculture farming picks up in a remote village of Gashingma

    A group named, Sr. Youth Group at Muktiar Bagan, Gashingma village under Phuntshopelri gewog in Samtse has ventured into fruit and vegetable production.

    The group consisting of three members had tried their luck in farming in 2015 with chilli cultivation in 3 acres of land. However they lost 95% of their hard work to wildlife discouraging them to continue farming for the next three years.

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  • NPiRDC observed Social Forestry Day & Ozone Day 2020

    The National Piggery Research and Development Centre, Department of Livestock, Gelephu joins the Nation in commemorating the Coronation Day of our Great Forth King. Every year the Day is observed on 2nd June and it is greatly known as the Social Forestry Day. As a tribute to Druk Gyal Zhepa for his profound respect to Environment and to make the NPiRDC campus greener and cleaner, the staff and the family members including school children residing within the campus came together to plant horticulture saplings that include areca nut, litchi, coconut, mango and jackfruits. Around 200 numbers of seedlings were planted in an area of one acre. It’s also our wishes that any green house gases (GHG) emission by piggery farm is absorbed by plants for synthesis of clean oxygen for prevention of ozone layer depletion.  Every year Ozone day is mark on 4th June coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen. The Program Director of the Centre also briefed the volunteers on the significance of the Day.

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  • Tender for development of Laboratory Information Management System

    The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest would like to invite Expression of Interest from the eligible Consultancy Firm with valid trade license to develop Laboratory Information Management System”.

    The detailed tender document can be obtained from the BAFRA, HQ, Thimphu on any working days from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM or visit www.bafra.gov.bt or MoAF website. The last date for submission of the tender is on June 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM and will be opened on the same day at 11:00 AM. Earnest money of minimum of 2% of the quoted value should be deposited with the tender.

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