• First Annual Mushroom Festival in Geney geog

    Chief Guest inspecting the displayed mushrooms
    Chief Guest inspecting the displayed mushrooms

    August 15-16, Thimphu: The community of Geney geog organised the first annual mushroom festival at Chizhi Goenpa in collaboration with the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) and the Tourism Council of Bhutan. The festival showcased the different mushrooms for sale, food stalls and cultural programs by community and schools. The event was aimed to help preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the community.

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the following vacancies for the following posts;



    DepartmentPosition    TitlePL/SLMinimum Qualification RequiredNo. of PostRemarks
    1Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary &Samtse Territorial DivisionChief Forestry OfficerP1ABachelors in Forestry/Wildlife2In- Service
    2DoLLPS II/ LHS II/ ES IIS2AClass XII + Diploma in Animal Science/Husbandry23Pre-service
    3DoFPSForest Ranger IIS2AClass XII + Diploma in Forestry24
    4DoAAgriculture/Plant Protection/Extension Supervisor IIS2AClass XII + Diploma in Agriculture9
    5BAFRARegulatory and Quarantine Inspector IIS2AClass XII + Diploma in Animal Science/Husbandry2


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  • Departments and Agencies sign performance agreements with Hon’ble Secretary

    August 14, Thimphu: In order to establish clarity about annual priorities, provide an objective and fair basis for evaluating the overall performance, the Departments and Agencies under the Ministry signed annual performance agreements (APA) with the Hon’ble Secretary, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup. All the concerned heads along with their focal persons attended the signing.

    APA is an important mechanism to ensure accountability and help inculcate a performance based culture at all levels of government that was started last year. It includes the objectives, actions, success indicators and target among others for respective offices for July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

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  • Training on Participatory Ecosystem Based Planning and Management

    UntitledAugust 5-11, Haa: A week long training on the ‘Participatory Ecosystem Based Planning and Management (PEBPM)’ was organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and co-hosted by the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS). Thirty-three participants comprised of mid-level technicians and development workers from the three member countries of the Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) attended it.

    The training built and strengthened the participants’ knowledge on PEBPM who were introduced to the various tools of participatory rural appraisal and also provided hands-on the usage of the tools with the communities in Bji geog.

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