The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce vacancies for the following posts under the Department of Livestock on consolidated contract:
Interested applicants fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility criteria may apply to Human Resource Division, MoAF latest by 31 October, 2017. Applicants with relevant qualifications/training and work experience shall be given preference for the purpose of short listing. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be called to the selection interview.
16 October 2017, Thimphu: A ten-day training workshop on Geographical Information System (GIS) was successfully conducted at the Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu from 3 October to 13 October 2017. The workshop aimed at equipping officials interested to incorporate GIS in their daily works, with basic GIS analytics features that can be represented according to different goals and needs. The workshop also allowed participants to network and coordinate their plans and efforts towards nature conservation. Participants were introduced to carrying out biodiversity field measurement activities in the nearby forests; also, participants will be allowed to bring their own data for analysis. Following practical sessions were also introduced:
Use of ArcGIS to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present various types of spatial and geographical data related to biodiversity.
Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) tools to collect field data.
Establishment of a data collection chain, from planning to surveying and the data transfer from GPS into GIS projects using best practices and avoiding the most common errors faced during these stages. Develop draft plans for specific follow-up activities.
Coordinate to select appropriate means and structures to contribute to nation-wide biodiversity conservation strategies
16 October 2017, Thimphu: A two day workshop on “Strengthening Plant Biosecurity through import of clean and healthy Plants and Plant Products” for BAFRA Plant Regulatory and Quarantine Officials which is being organized by Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests began today. Director General of BAFRA graced the opening session of the workshop which will be conducted for two days from 12-13 October 2016.
About 44 Plant Regulatory & Quarantine Officials are participating in the Workshop from all the field offices and entry points with facilitation from the BAFRA Management at the Head office, and experts from NPPC, DoFPS and NBC. The BAFRA Inspectors will be trained on Regulatory Framework for Import and Export of plants and plant products encompassing quarantine pest and diseases and Invasive Alien Species. This training will help in building the competencies of Quarantine Inspectors to identify the correct signs and symptoms of pest and diseases and take appropriate phytosanitary measures. Furthermore, the incidence of unlawful trade of endangered species of plants and plants products will be minimized through proficient inspection and certification process. It is crucial that Plant Inspectors are trained periodically and kept abreast with the latest information and know-how to prevent and combat biosecurity risk in appropriate time.
The Regional Pig Breeding Centre, Yusipang is pleased to announce the result of interview held on 16th October, 2017 for the post of Animal Attendants (ESP) as detailed below.
The selected candidates should report to the office of the Farm Manager, RPBC, Yusipang on 19th October, 2017 for further completion of formalities & forwarding of necessary documents to the HRD, MoAF, Thimphu for appointment.