• 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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  • Vacancy re-announcement for ESP

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to re-announce the vacancy for the following post: 

    Sl. AgencyPosition LevelNo. of SlotCriteria
    1NBC, SerbithangESP1Bhutanese National, within the age limit of 18-40 years

    Interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are required to submit their application along with the following documents to the Program Director National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang latest by 15th June, 2020 before 5 PM: Applicant with work experience in the Garden work shall be given preference for the purpose of shortlisting. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will call to the selection interview. Continue reading  Post ID 12369

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  • Message from the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo on Social Forestry Day

    Today, the 2ndof June is celebrated across the country as the Social Forestry Day and more importantly as the Coronation anniversary of our Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.  It was in 1974 on this day, our beloved King ascended the golden throne.

    His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck has been an exemplary leader, whose conservation leadership is revered globally, for which the King and the Country has received many International Awards. Today, because of our Monarchs visionary leadership, Bhutan is considered as an exemplary nation intertwined with rich environmental values and ethics. Our nation has been in the limelight for prioritizing environmental conservation and putting in efforts to strike a balance between the growing trend of land-use change and maintaining the constitutional requirement of securing at least sixty percent of land under forest cover, for all times to come.

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  • A hybrid maize variety to be released soon 

    A new hybrid maize variety, Wengkhar Hybrid Maize 1 has been approved by the Variety Release Committee under the Ministry to be released soon.

    According to the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC)-Wengkhar, the new variety is a heat tolerant, medium height and high yielding single cross hybrid with yellow dent kernel and yield potential of 1.8 to 2 t per acre.

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