• MoU signed between Department of Agriculture and JICA

    25 November, Thimphu:  A memorandum of understanding was signed for general grant aid titled, ‘Project for Improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage (Phase 2) between the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and JICA. It will improve the accessibility to hiring services for farmers and agricultural productivity by providing farm machineries, thereby contributing to improve food security.

    “Since the primary mandate for the Agriculture Production Division is to enhance the production for food security, food self-sufficiency, youth engagement and enterprise promotion, the project will immensely benefit the division”, said Ms. Kinlay Tshering, the Director for DoA.

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  • Deadline extension for submission of articles for RNR-Magazine 2020

    ICTD would like to extend the deadline for submission of articles for Sanam Drupdrey 2020 to 31 December 2019.

    Therefore, all those interested who have missed out the earlier deadline are kindly requested to send your articles on success stories, breakthroughs, cultivation tips or any write-up related to the RNR Sector to ictd@moaf.gov.bt on or before the extended deadline.

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  • Capacity development training on crop modeling underway in Paro

    25-29 November, Paro: About 35 participants from all the Agriculture Research and Development Centres and central programs are attending a week long capacity development training on crop modeling at Metta Resort. Dr. Mariko Fujisawa, Climate Change Expert from FAO Headquarters, Rome and Dr. Olivier Crespo, Climate System Analysis Group, Environmental and Geographical Science Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa are the resource persons for the program.

    The training will enhance the capacity of participants in crop related tools and models through the use of open source software’s such as R and Q-GIS using locally available climate and crop data. This would further enhance the capacity of agricultural researchers in incorporating weather and climate science in regular agriculture research activities.

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  • Vacancy Re-announcement

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to re-announce vacancies for P1 Management Positions at the following offices as detailed below:

    Sl.NoAgencyPosition TitlePL/ SLMinimum Qualification RequiredNo. of Slot
    1Trashigang Forest Division, TrashigangChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelors in Forestry/ Wildlife1
    2Zhemgang Forest Division, ZhemgangChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelors in Forestry/ Wildlife1

    Interested in-service civil servants within the same superstructure who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. For the eligibility criteria, please refer section 13.7.4 of the Promotion Rules and Regulations available on RCSC’s website (www.rcsc.gov.bt).

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