World Soil Day, 5 December 2021

The World Soil Day is an annual event observed on 5 December to reiterate the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) made a recommendation to celebrate an international day on soil in 2002.  FAO has supported the formal establishment of WSD as a global awareness raising platform under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership. The FAO Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day in June 2013 and requested its official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the UN General Assembly responded by designating 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day. Read more

Notice Inviting Tender

The project management unit (PMU), Food Security and Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP) invites sealed bids for the supply of 1) 𝑫𝒓𝒊𝒑 𝑰𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒆𝒕𝒔, 2) 𝑺𝒊𝒍𝒑𝒂𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒏 𝑷𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝑳𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒔 and 3) 𝑴𝒖𝒍𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄 to 5 project Dzongkhags (𝑪𝒉𝒉𝒖𝒌𝒉𝒂, 𝑫𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒂, 𝑯𝒂𝒂, 𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒕𝒔𝒆 & 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒈). Click here for the tender document. Bids shall be accepted till 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎𝐀𝐌, 𝟓 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 & shall be opened at 𝟏𝟎:𝟑𝟎𝐀𝐌 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲. For further details and clarifications, contact +𝟵𝟳𝟱-𝟮-𝟯𝟱𝟭𝟬𝟳𝟵 or email at fsapppmu@gmail.com.

Sensitization and Consultation Meeting on Developing the Competency Based Framework for Agriculture Supervisor

Sensitization and consultation meeting at NSSC Conference hall, Semtokha on 18th November 2021.

The Department of Agriculture led by the task force members have conducted several rounds of sensitization and consultation meetings( in person and virtually)  to develop the Competency Based Framework(CBF) for Agriculture Supervisor from 18th November 2021 to 1st December 2021 with all the Central Programs (NPPC, NSSC, NSC, NPHC, NMC), Agriculture Research and Development Centres (Bajo, Wengkhar, Samtenling), National Centre for Organic Agriculture, Yusipang and all the 20 Dzongkhags. The participants includes Agriculture Officials of Supervisory(S) and Senior Supervisory(SS) positions and the respective Program Directors and the Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers.The main objectives of the program is to sensitize the officials on the importance of developing the CBF Framework, to get the feedbacks and recommendations based on the task force findings and to exchange informations, ideas and experiences sharing among the multi-stakeholders.

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Self-Sufficiency and Dietary Energy Supply of Food Crops in Bhutan (A status report)

The Department of Agriculture is pleased to present a status report on Self-Sufficiency and Dietary Energy Supply of Food Crops in Bhutan. The status report provides an overview of Food Self-Sufficiency Ratio (SSR), Import Dependency Ratio (IDR) and the available Dietary Energy Supply (DES) of agriculture crops.

The assessment was carried out for 51 selected crops amongst seven commodities (cereals, oilseed, pulses, vegetables, fruits & nuts, roots & tubers, and spices) that contribute substantially to Bhutanese diet as well as comprise prominent income generating crops. The report is based on analyses of production, import and export data for the crops for the past 14 years (2006-2019) and also includes assessments on food trade balance of the major crops for the same period.

Click here for the document “Self-Sufficiency and Dietary Energy Supply of Food Crops in Bhutan

The Director, DoA inaugurated the Farmers’ Sales Outlet at Gedu

 

 

The Director of the Department of Agriculture (DoA) inaugurated the Farmers’ Sales Outlet (FSO) at Gedu, under Chhukha Dzongkhag on 16th November 2021 that has been constructed by Chhukha Dzongkhag Administration through the funding support of Food Security and Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP) [https://www.doa.gov.bt/projects/& https://bit.ly/3oCfjQG]. Read more

A big CONGRATULATIONS on your new role

The Department of Agriculture would like to welcome and offer our heartfelt Tashi Delek to the new Director, Mr. Yonten Gyamtsho. With your experience and dedication, we are confident of achieving great things and building a prosperous future together. Congratulations on your new role and best wishes ahead.

 

Publication of “Hydroponics Research & Development Strategy 2021”

Hydroponics Research & Development Strategy 2021

The publication of “Hydroponics Research & Development Strategy 2021” can be downloaded from the DoA website under the publication section or from here https://www.doa.gov.bt/publication/agriculture-strategies-guidelines

MAP POP and Inventory

The MAP POP and Inventory 2021 published for your kind information and references. Link foor download@https://www.doa.gov.bt/package-of-practice/#toggle-id-9