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.Β  FAO has supported the formal establishment of […]

Notice Inviting Tender

The project management unit (PMU), Food Security and Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP) invites sealed bids for the supply of 1) π‘«π’“π’Šπ’‘ π‘°π’“π’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’ 𝑺𝒆𝒕𝒔, 2) π‘Ίπ’Šπ’π’‘π’‚π’–π’π’Šπ’ 𝑷𝒐𝒏𝒅 π‘³π’Šπ’π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒔 and 3) π‘΄π’–π’π’„π’‰π’Šπ’π’ˆ π‘·π’π’‚π’”π’•π’Šπ’„ to 5 project Dzongkhags (π‘ͺπ’‰π’‰π’–π’Œπ’‰π’‚, π‘«π’‚π’ˆπ’‚π’π’‚, 𝑯𝒂𝒂, π‘Ίπ’‚π’Žπ’•π’”π’† & π‘Ίπ’‚π’“π’‘π’‚π’π’ˆ). Click here for the tender document. Bids shall be accepted till 𝟏𝟎:πŸŽπŸŽπ€πŒ, πŸ“ […]

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

The Department of Agriculture led by the task force members have conducted several rounds of sensitization and consultation meetings( in person and virtually)Β  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 […]

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 […]

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].

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”

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  

Review and Develop Crop and Livestock Damage and Loss Assessment Methodology

The task-force team from the relevant agencies(DoA, DoL, DDM, PPD,MoAF, Legal Division, MoAF, Dzongkhag Administration, NCHM) are currently reviewing and developing the “Crop and Livestock Damage and Loss Assessment Methodology” as a part of the GCF Project intervention to achieve the following three mains objectives; To develop methodologies to calculate crop and livestock damage and […]

Mr. Jigme Dorji, Project Director, FSAPP retires

Mr. Jigme Dorji, Project Director for the Food Security and Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP), will leave the civil service system under the “Early Retirement Scheme” in November of 2021. The Project Director handed over project responsibilities to Mr. Rinzin Wangchuk, the project’s Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, on October 14th, 2021, after formal approval by the […]