• Notification on promotion of Farm Machinery

    The Agriculture Machinery Centre under Department of Agriculture is mandated to ensure safe and efficient farm machinery use in the country.

    As per the discussion and amendment in 82nd RNR-GNH Committee held on 16th April 2017 any promotion with regards to labour saving farming technology by any agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, AMC is to be informed and involved.

    The Standards and Test Codes of farm machines are being continuously formulated and are endorsed at two levels, as a National Standard (Bhutan Standard Bureau) and Ministry level Standard (MoAF). Following this AMC has now active participation of the private sector enterprises by conforming the specifications and safety features of the machines and equipment being imported, to the set standards.

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  • Selected candidates for Elephant Mahout

    August 2018: The Royal Manas National Park Gelephu is pleased to announce the selected candidates for the post of Elephant Mahout as detailed mentioned below:

    Sl: No Name of Applicants CID No: Appointment place of  Posting Remarks
    1. Tshewang Dorji 12003002622  Elephant Mahout at Manas Range Selected
    2. Choki Dorji 11302001536 Not selected
    3. Leki Duba 12003001045 Selected

    The selected candidates should undergo Drug Test prior to appointment. If the candidate fails the Drug Test, the position shall be offered to the next standby candidates in order of merit ranking.

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  • Hon’ble Advisor meets Ministry’s officials

    The PPD Chief presented on the overall activities of the Ministry

    August 21, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Advisor, Dasho Penjore met with Dasho Secretary and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests yesterday. During the meeting, Dasho Penjore was presented on the overall activities of the Ministry highlighting the 11th and 12th five year plans. Two of the important flagship programs for 12th five year plans including organic and highland programs along with a consolidated presentation on FMCL, GBCL and BLDCL were also presented.  The meeting served as a forum for discussions and raise issues to further improve the presented programs.

    -ICTD

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  • Dzongkha version of Environmental and Social Management Framework online

    The Policy and Planning Division (PPD), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to share the Dzongkha version of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for comments.  The ESMF is developed for the upcoming project Youth Employment and Rural Enterprise Project funded by Japan Social Development Fund through the World Bank.

     The project is geared towards enhancing rural livelihood and youth employment through capacity building, mentoring and provision of grants to selected business proposals.

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