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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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 losses due to climate change impacts
- To develop assessment tools and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for crop and livestock damage and loss
- To institute a reporting system
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 MoAF’s Human Resource Committee.
Mr. Jigme began his professional life as the Bumthang’s Dzongkhag Agriculture Officer (DAO) on January 1, 2002. Following a five-year stint with the Bumthang Dzongkhag Administration, he moved on to the Dagana Dzongkhag for three years and then to the Sarpang Dzongkhag from February 2010 to January 2013. Since November 2013, Mr. Jigme served as a Trade Attaché with the Office of the Royal Bhutanese Consulate General in Kolkata for over three years.
The Project Director for DoA’s FSAPP since 2017, Mr. Jigme has commendably spearheaded and managed the project towards accomplishing the goal of increasing beneficiaries’ livelihood and food security in the project’s five Dzongkhags.
Mr. Jigme retires after 19 years and 10 months of service in the government.
To his future pursuits, we wish him the best of luck!
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