• Vacancy for ESP

    The Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the vacancy for one Elementary Service Personnel (ESP) at Floriculture and Amenity Landscaping Centre, Dechhencholing:

    AgencyPosition TitlePositionSlotCriteria
    Floriculture and Amenity Landscaping CentreGardenerESP1Bhutanese nationals within the age limit of 18-50 years

    Interested applicants may apply to the Agriculture Production Division, Department of Agriculture on or before 18 March, 2021 with the following documents:

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  • Demonstration on nursery making for urban and peri-urban farming beneficiaries

    1 March, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture organized a half day demonstration programme on nursery raising by using poly tunnel plastic as a part of the Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Programme at Bebena. Members from 20 groups participated and learned to raise nurseries for certain crops using poly tunnel.

    The nurseries for certain vegetables are raised for ideal vegetative growth, less affected with the incidence of various pests and diseases and to improve their mortality in the field during and after plantation.

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  • Cancellation of Driver III Shortlisting

    The Ministry would like to inform that the shortlisting announcement declared on the MoAF website on date February 17, 2021 for Driver III recruitment under the Department of Forests and Park Services is hereby cancelled due to deployment of the vehicle to the field offices and change in requirement by the agency.

    However, the applications submitted for the earlier positions will still be considered valid for the re-announcement which will be made at a later date.

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  • Awareness training on Bhutan standard for GAP: Fruits and Vegetables

    1-2 March, Punakha: Eight farmers of Genekha, Phobji and Gangtey, Nahi and Talo of Wangdue, Punakha and Thimphu Dzongkhags along with the agriculture extension supervisors of these gewogs and BAFRA Inspectors of Wangdue, Punakha and Thimphu are attending an awareness training on Bhutan Standard for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Fruits and Vegetables. Resource Persons are the GAP Focal Officer from the Department of Agriculture, BAFRA-HQ and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    FAO provided fund support for development of common SAARC GAP standard upon request of the countries and regional project was developed in 2015. Accordingly, Bhutan Standard for Good Agricultural Practices: Fruits and Vegetables was developed in 2017 which is align with ASEAN and Global GAP. As per the standard, the Department of Agriculture was identified as the scheme owner and BAFRA as the third certification body.

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  • Smart engineering of Yak Products for better economy

    26 February, Wangdue: The high altitude and rough mountains with shorter summer and longer winter limits the agriculture farming to the highlanders. The northern alpine regions are home to various nomadic communities starting from Haa in the western Bhutan to Merak and Sagteng in the extreme eastern regions. Yak farming is indispensable to these communities for their livelihood since immortal. Lately, there is a decline in yak farming mainly due to hardships and low return income and opportunities as compared to urban areas and low land.

    Therefore, in order to make yak herding and dairying activities more attractive and encourage especially for the younger generation, it is essential to progress towards smart profitable enterprise development interventions.

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