26 May, Paro: “while one can be so excited about all the solutions the modern biotechnology promises to address the global problems, there is need for regulatory system aligned with the development goals and objectives of one’s country in order to protect public health and farming system, conserve natural resources and conserve cultural practices” shared His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests, who graced the inaugural session of the South Asian Regional Workshop on Biosafety.
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A 3 days training for Community Based Maize Seed Production Groups (CBSP) of Mongar and Trashigang Districts began today (27/5/2015) at RNR RDC Wengkhar. A total of 26 farmer participants representing five CBSPs from Trashignag and Mongar are attending the training organized by RNR RDC Wengkhar. The training is organized to reinforce maize seed selection procedures, enhance linkage between seed growers (Producers) and Regional Seed Centre Farm (Buyer) and also to educate growers on seed quality and regulations by resource persons from Bhutan Agriculture Food Regulatory Authority, Mongar. Later the participants will also be visiting the Regional Seed farm at Trashiyangste where the foundations seed for CBSP groups are produced.
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The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to short-list the following candidates for the post of Messenger under FPED & SFED, DoFPS as detailed below:
Note: The short-listed candidates are requested to report for interview as scheduled above, failing which the selection will not be considered. The following documents must be produced in original during the time of interview: Continue reading
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