• Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture 4(1) – Call for submission of research papers 2020

    The Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA), Department of Agriculture invites authors to submit research articles to its Volume IV Issue I, which will be launched by 5 February 2021.

    The manuscript or articles can be submitted to bja@moaf.gov.bt. The email must bear the subject as “BJA: Article Submission” to pre-empt any unnecessary confusion.

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  • Celebration of BAFRA’s 20th Foundation day

    5 August, Thimphu: It was a special day for the family of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) as we celebrated the 20th Foundation day on 5th August 2020. BAFRA was founded as the competent authority for Biosecurity and Food Safety”, with the mandate “to safeguard plants, animals and environment from biosecurity threats and ensure safe food for the consumers through science-based approaches for socio-economic wellbeing and sustainable environment”.

    The day was marked with a small cake ceremony, wherein the former Director Generals of BAFRA, Dasho Karma Dorji and Dasho Namgay Wangchuk along with the current Director General of BAFRA, DR Tashi Samdup graced the day. The BAFRA field offices in 20 districts also celebrated the day in their respective offices. It was a day to acknowledge all the contributions by the founders, leaders and officials of BAFRA while reflecting on the beginnings and the significant achievements.

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  • Vacancy for Chief Forestry Officer

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce vacancies for P1 Management Positions for the following offices as detailed below:

    Sl.NoAgencyPosition TitlePL/ SLMinimum Qualification RequiredNo. of Slot
    1Sarpang Forest Division, SarpangChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelors in Forestry/Wildlife1
    2Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, SarpangChief Forestry OfficerP1 ABachelors in Forestry/Wildlife1

    Interested in-service civil servants within the same superstructure who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.

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  • Retired foresters joined the celebration of World Ranger Day, 2020

    31 July, Thimpu: In an effort to connect the serving foresters with that of the past, 10 retired foresters, were invited to join the Department in celebrating the World Ranger Day on 31 July, 2020 in Thimphu. They were also invited to show our deep respect and gratitude for the lifetime contribution they made to the Department.

    It was a rare privilege for the Department to have joined by a group of mentor foresters, who begun their career and retired as forester. This group of seasoned foresters, were most instrumental in shaping the Department, since they worked at the capacity of decision makers. Having served their whole career in the Department, they left an imprint of their hard work and dedication and a legacy for younger generations to look up to. They may have retired, yet they still are big source of inspirations and serves as mentor.

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  • Call for papers: Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS)

    The Bhutan Journal of Animal Science invites papers for the upcoming Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2021. The manuscript/paper can be submitted via email to bjaseditorial2017@gmail.com.

    The email must bear the subject line “BJAS: Paper Submission”. If you face problems with paper submission, please feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief (jigmewangdi@moaf.gov.bt).

    A manuscript submitted to BJAS will be deemed acceptable only if they have not been published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The last date of paper submission is 31 December 2020.

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