• EXECUTIVE ORDER

    With reference to the Executive Order No. SEC/MoA/22/152 dated 12 NOV. 2014, the overall coordination unit for MoAF 60th Birth Anniversary Celebration (MoAF 60BC) has created a new e-mail address moaf60bc@gmail.com

    As such, all the departments and agencies in the Ministry are hereby requested to forward matters related to 60BC to moaf60bc@gmail.com

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  • Training on Paddy Straw Feed Block Production and Rangeland Management

    Untitled17 November, Bumthang: A four days training on Paddy Straw Feed Block Production and Rangeland Management is underway at Narut and Tevethang under Tang Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag. The main objectives of conducting such training are to create awareness on feed block technology for winter feeding of yaks and impart basic practical skill on rangeland management. The training is attended by 15 households from Narut and Zhebrat communities.

    During the training period, participants are expected to learn feed block technology including crop residue enrichment. They are also going to learn on sustainable rangeland management practice as a part of preparation for upcoming community yak farm. The training is being organized by the National Center for Animal Nutrition, Bumthang and funded by Bhutan Trust for Environment Conservation under the project title “Securing Rangeland Soil Carbon through Community Yak Herding under Thrumshingla National Park.”

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  • Vacancy Announcement

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

     

    Sl.NoDepartment/DivisionPosition TitlePL/SLMinimum Qualification RequiredNo. of PostRemarks
    1.FPED, DoFPS, MoAFChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelor with Forestry/Wild life & Specialized training in relevant field1Re-announcement

    Interested candidate who meet eligible criteria may apply to the Human Resource Division, MoAF latest by 30 Nov, 2014. For eligibility criteria, please refer section 13.7.3.2 of the Promotion Rules and Regulation, BCSR 2012 available at the RCSC website (www.rcsc.gov.bt) and section 47 of Bhutan Civil Service Act, 2010 for In-Service only.

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  • Training on ELISA Techniques for Diagnosis and Control of Avian Influenza A(H7N9)

    20141118_101701A three days training on ELISA Techniques for Diagnosis and Control of Avian Influenza A(H7N9) is being currently conducted in RLDC, Wangdue from 17 to 19 November 2014 for the field veterinarians and laboratory technicians in the country.

    The training is mainly conducted with the objectives to update and upgrade the knowledge and skills of the laboratory/field staffs on the diagnostic techniques for detection and control of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus and to upgrade and strengthen the diagnostic capacities of the regional laboratories for avian influenza A(H7N9) through direct technology transfer.

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  • Bhutan to attend the Second International Conference on Nutrition

    Thimphu, 17 November 2014 – Bhutan will be attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) from 19 to 21 November 2014 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. The goal of the ICN2 is to improve nutrition through national policies and effective international cooperation. The conference is jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations. The Bhutanese delegation, led by the Hon’ble Health Minister, Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Ministry of Health, left for Rome on Monday morning.

    The ICN is a global initiative to understand and improve nutrition more holistically and for longer term interests. This second conference will review the progress of the Action Plan agreed by the governments in the first ICN in 1992. Lessons will be learnt and promising technologies scaled-up in the coming years. The ICN2 will also review relevant policies and institutions on agriculture, fisheries, health, trade, consumption and social protection to improve nutrition.

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