• Community Forest Handing Over at Tendruk

    1The introduction of Community Forestry (CF) program in Bhutan is a courageous, innovative and promising step towards participatory forest management and this has been well recognized throughout the world as a successful people centered program.

    The FNCR 2006 provides a clear regulation of the CF and the process of handing over forest to the local communities by forming management groups called Community Forest Management Groups (CFMGs). This Rule defines community forest as a part of national forest handed over to a CFMG for its development, protection, conservation, and utilization for collective benefits. The government transfers responsibility to CFMG for managing the national forest and the right to use forest products in a sustainable way with the ultimate objective of improving livelihoods of rural communities. The CFMGs have been recognized as social institutions, legal entities and self-governing autonomous bodies which have legal rights to formulate their constitutions (legal documents based on which they operate) and to take decisions regarding CF management.

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  • A Tiger’s doll, Monkey’s fear

    Tiger doll placed high up on a tree nearby the maize field
    Tiger doll placed high up on a tree nearby the maize field

    Just drive through the winding road from Yonkala to Thridangbi village under Saling Geog, Mongar Dzongkhag, one might see bountiful maize field located either adjacent to their houses or forested areas. Maize in these villages is one of the main cash crops grown normally twice in a year. They earn cash income by selling maize to the road travelers in the form of beaten maize (Tangma), raw corn (Ashoom) or powdered maize (Tangma bokpee).

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce the following vacancies:

    The interested in-service applicants fulfilling the below-mentioned eligibility criteria may apply to Human Resource Division, MoAF latest by 24 September 2014. Applicants with relevant qualifications/trainings and work experiences shall be given preference for the purpose of short listing.  Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection interview.

    For the selection interview deadline, please visit our website at www.moaf.gov.bt or call 332510/323841.

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  • Environment and Social Safeguard Framework for RRCDP

    The Remote Rural Communities Development Project, a world bank supported project under MoAF has stringent Environment and Social Safeguards to be followed. All implementing partners are required to strictly adhere to the Environment and Social Safeguards Framework a summary of which in both English and Dzongkha could be found below.

    Click here to download Dzongkha version

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