• 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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  • Auction of Live Spent Birds

    1. The National Poultry Research and Development Centre (NPRDC), Sarpang hereby invites interested general public for open auction of approximately 1100 numbers of layer parent breeders (spent birds) on 6 December 2019 at 10 am in the conference hall of NPRDC.
    2. The birds will be auctioned on “as is where basis”. Interested bidders must deposit Nu. 20,000/- (Ngultrum Twenty Thousand) only as EMD (refundable) in cash/cash warrant in favor of Program Director, NPRDC, Sarpang.
    3. The birds will be sold to the winning bidder on full payment and birds have to be lifted within three days from the date of auction.
    4. NPRDC has the right to reject if disputes arise out of terms and conditions. For further information, please contact 17853374/17762071/06-365305 during office hours.


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  • Statement by Sanam Lyonpo on the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week

    18-24 November 2019: Today we join the global community in observing World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from 18 to 24 November 2019- a worldwide initiative to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance and to encourage the responsible use of antibiotics in all areas, including human and veterinary medicine. Antibiotics are used for treating infections caused mainly by bacterial agents. Failure to use them in prudent way is one of the main reasons attributing to development of resistance in disease causing agents. Treating an infection caused by resistant agent requires higher generation antibiotics.

    Globally, about 70% of the antibiotics manufactured by pharmaceutical companies are used in veterinary practices that include production animals, companion animals and wildlife. This means a substantial amount of antibiotics are pumped into our food chain and environment. Weak compliance to regulations of prudent use of antibiotics will expose humans and animals to sub-therapeutic dose and facilitate resistance development.

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