ADSS Data Incorporation Workshop (October 4 to 8, 2021)

The Agromet Decision Support System (ADSS) of Bhutan was developed with support from the World Bank through the Hydromet Disaster Resilience Regional Project (HSDRRP). The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) based in Thailand developed the web portal incurring a cost of USD 1,04,609. The system is envisioned to co-produce weather and climate information of different lead times to make an informed agriculture decision through machine learning.

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Notification for 2021 KoRAA Long-term Training Program

The Ministry is pleased to invite applications from eligible Bhutanese working under the Department of Agriculture for the 2021 Korea Rural Development Administration Alumni Association (KoRAA) Long-trem Training Program (Phase 2) as detailed below:

Sl. No Title of Training Program Training Institution
1 Smart Irrigation System Technology National Institute of Agricultural Sciences
2 Healthy Seed Selection Technology using Pathogen Genetic Markers National Institute of Agricultural Sciences
3 Agricultural Management Research and Analysis Methodology National Institute of Crop Science
4 Plant Disease Resistance Screening and Related Characteristics Analysis of Pathogens National Institute of Crop Science

The interested candidates (Preferably individuals with Masters Degree) fulfilling the eligibility criteria as detailed in Annexure 1 for each training program may submit filled application form (Annexure 2) to Human Resource Division of the Ministry or to latest by 8th October, 2021 along with the copy of Academic Transcripts (Degree, Masters Degree or Ph.D.). Please click here for Annexure 1 and Annexure 2.

Notification on award of contract for Electric fence energizer and accessories

The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), DoA is pleased to share the notification of award of contract for Electric fence energizer and accessories with quoted rate and supplier details for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

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Notification on Sunrice (Ethoxysulfuron 15% WDG) usage

The Sunrice (Ethoxysulfuron 15% WDG) is the post-emergent broad-spectrum herbicide used to control sedge and broad-leaf weeds in transplanted rice. The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) conducted the efficacy trial on sunrice against broad-leaf weeds particularly on Potamogeton distinctus (Shochum) for more than 3 years in different locations and it gave a positive result in controlling P.distinctus.
For detail information, click a link below to see sunrice application user manual.


Crop and livestock loss assessment methodology

Agriculture and food security is likely to face one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century with climate crisis. Bhutan is already experiencing crop and livestock loss to unusual outbreaks of pest and diseases, erratic rainfalls, windstorms, hail storms, droughts, flash floods and landslides. However, the information on crop and livestock loss as a result of climate hazards is currently limited. Lead by the Department of Agriculture, we are currently reviewing crop and livestock loss methodologies for consistent tracking, measurement of losses against climate change variability in order to integrate into planning processes. Read more

Agriculture Research and Development Highlights 2020-21

The Department of Agriculture is pleased to bring out its “Annual Research and Development Highlights” for the fiscal year 2020-21. This annual publication is a concise summary of all major achievements made in research and development by Agriculture Research and Development Centres (ARDCs), Central Programs, Commodity Programs and Support Services within the department. It is an attempt to document the department’s progress highlight for the reporting year while also addressing the challenges in pursuit of crop research and production, service delivery, infrastructure establishment and capacity building.

To download, click here Agriculture Research and Development Highlights 2020-2021 (also uploaded under publications)

Call for submission of articles for Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (Volume 5)

The Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Department of Agriculture invites authors to submit research articles for publication in BJA, Volume 5 issue I which will be published by 1st week of February 2022.

The manuscript or articles can be submitted to  A manuscripts submitted to BJA will be deemed acceptable only if they have not been published or not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The last date for manuscripts submission is 30th September 2021.

Contributing authors are reminded to refer the BJA Guideline, available online at to help prepare the manuscripts.


You will always be a guiding star to DoA, Madam Director.

Ms Kinlay Tshering who served in various positions within the department has been transferred as a Director to the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) considering her proficient technical competencies and dedication to work.

Prior to her transfer, she was the Director of the Department of Agriculture. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from the University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science and a Masters Degree in Horticulture from Melbourne University, Australia. She also holds a number of certificates in leadership courses, most prominent ones being the Senior Executive Leadership Program, Bhutan Executive Services Training, New Leaders Development Program, International Visitors Leadership Program, etc. She started her career as a researcher from the remotest research centre in Bhutan in 1998 and having worked as a researcher for over 12 years, she joined the Department of Agriculture as the Chief Horticulture Officer. In November 2016, she became the first lady Director of the Department of Agriculture. Read more