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The communities of Ura geog under Bumthang will be organizing the Annual Mushroom festival from 23-24August 2014 at Ura geog office. The festival is organized by Ura Mushroom conservation and Tourism Association (UMCTA) in collaboration with Thrumshingla National Park (TNP), Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) and Tourism Council of Bhutan aiming to pay tribute and gratitude for 60th birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
During the festival, native mushroom and other local product, Mushroom hunting, cultural program, local food and beverages with mushroom flavor will be showcased. Therefore, you are encouraged to attend and enjoy this exciting event.
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The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce the following vacancies for recruitment as detailed below:
Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned qualification criteria may submit the application to the Offtg. Chief HR Officer, HRMD, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests on or before 26 August 2014 with the following documents;
1. Completed Employment application form (download from RCSC web)
2. CID Copy
3. Police Clearance
4. Medical Certificate
5. Diploma Certificates
6. Any other relevant certificates
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Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji attended the inaugural session of the ‘Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Role of Family Farming in the 21st Century- Achieving the Zero Hunger challenge’ held in Chennai, India from August 7-10, 2014. The regional conference organized by the M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in collaboration with the FAO, IFAD, IDRC, WFP, UN Women and other national and international agencies, saw over 300 participants from across the Asia-Pacific Region. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Agriculture from six countries were in attendance to share their insights amongst other keynote speakers like Professor M.S Swaminathan; Mr. KanayoNwanze, President of IFAD; Etharin Cousin, Executive Director, WFP; Mr. Hiroyuki Konuma, ADG, FAO Regional office for Asia and Pacific and many other dignitaries.
Addressing the gathering at the ministerial forum of the conference, Lyonpo highlighted the key role of family farming for ensuring food security, enhancing rural livelihood, environmental protection and in combating poverty. He mentioned that,these small holder farmers however continue to face many risks and challenges primarily due to lack of capacity to cope with extreme weather patterns and volatile global economic situation. Therefore, emphasizing the need to work together in translating our common goals into tangible actions at the global, regional and national levels, Lyonpo reiterated the need for global partnerships and called for greater investments and commitments from International Financial institutions to agriculture developments in developing countries.
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The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce vacancy for the post of 1 (one) Assistant Project Manager under Vegetable Go To School Project, (VeGoTs) Council for RNR Research of Bhutan for immediate recruitment on contract for duration of one year.
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