• Kasetsart University Scholarship

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forest is pleased to announce the following scholarship at Kasetsart University as details below:

    UniversityField of StudyNo of slots
    Kasetsart University, ThailandM.Sc. in Agricultural Research and Development2
    M.Sc. in Tropical Forestry4
    M.Sc. in Tropical Agriculture1

     

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, would like to invite quotation from the eligible supplier for the Hiring Vehicles.

    The tender document along with the list of items can be purchased from the office of the undersigned of any working days from 14/9/2015 to 12/10/2015 on the payment of tender cost Nu. 300/- (non- refundable). Last date of submission of the tender is on 13/10/2015 till 11am and it will be opened on same day at 11. 30 am.

    For details contact: 02-351218.

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  • Planning and training workshop for the first ever National Snow Leopard Survey

    Untitled7-11 September 2015, Thimphu; The Wildlife Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, is conducting a five-day planning and training workshop for the first ever nationwide Snow Leopard Survey. The training workshop is attended by 30 field staff from snow leopard range parks, namely Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP), Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP), Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (JKSNR), Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS), and Paro Territorial Division. The training workshop is facilitated and conducted by a team of national resource persons, most of whom are Core Team Members of the National Snow Leopard.

    The theme of this training workshop is “Counting the mountain queen: National Snow Leopard Survey of Bhutan 2015-2016”. The main objective of this workshop is to familiarize the field staff and survey enumerators with the objective of the National Snow Leopard Survey, and acquaint them with the survey protocol that includes methods in handling and stationing the camera traps and GPS and their accessories, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in wildlife scat collection and handling. The resource persons also imparted general ecology and conservation status of snow leopards in addition to sharing of their past experiences of snow leopard surveys in JDNP, WCNP, and BWS.

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  • A Field Day on Improved Horticultural Technologies

    field day 38 September 2015, Thimphu: A day long field day on “Improved Horticultural Technologies” was organized by the Horticulture Division, DoA in collaboration with Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector of Thimphu Dzongkhag with an objective to showcase the improved horticultural technologies available at the Integrated Agriculture Technology Farm (AITF) located at Wangsisina. The field day was attended by horticulture researchers from RNRRDC Bajo and Yusipang, Dzongkhag Agriculture staff and farmers of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag.

    The participants witnessed climate smart low-cost technologies available at the AITF. The technologies displayed were tomato-brinjal grafting, water harvesting technology, micro irrigation system, low-cost poly house construction, proper farm lay out and production methods of other horticultural crops. The tomato grafting technology although being done on commercial scale in other countries is first of its kind being practiced in Bhutan. The technology can minimize problems caused by flooding and soil born diseases and enhances productivity by many folds. The researchers, field staff and farmers interacted and discussed on how to replicate the technologies in their respective region and Dzongkhags.

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