Monthly Archives: July 2020


The National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA), Gelephu under the Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) invites sealed bid from eligible and qualified bidders for the following supply: Sl. No. Type (s) Bid Security (Nu.) Tendering process Download SBDs From 1 Supply of Office Furniture 1000 Limited Enquiry   OR Read more….

Release of Animal Health Disease Control Plans – Peste des petits Ruminants (PPR), Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD), National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan (NIPPRP)

Livestock diseases cause devastating socio-economic losses and serious damage to the livelihoods, food security and nutrition of, especially, the small-scale farmers.  Bhutan with about 60% of its population living in rural areas and depending on agriculture and livestock farming, livestock diseases are a potential threat to their livelihood. When these diseases are zoonotic in nature, Read more….

Release of National Strategy for Apiculture, 2020

Apiculture (beekeeping) in Bhutan existed since time immemorial. Initially, the modern beekeeping was implemented in the southern Dzongkhags where farmers had good knowledge of traditional practices. With the introduction and adoption of the modern hive, apiculture has become one of the viable options to utilize the local natural resources for the benefits of farming communities.  Read more….

Release of Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS), 2020

The Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS), founded in 2017, is an open access English-language journal on animal science.  All papers are peer and double blind reviewed.  BJAS is supervised by the Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, and financed by the Royal Government of Bhutan. BJAS is published annually   with original work Read more….

Launch of Sexed Semen Technology and it’s user guidelines

The Sexed semen technology with user guidelines and implementation modalities aims to intensify the Heifer production in the country. This technology was validated since 2014 through applied research conducted on-station (Govt. farms) and on-farm at dzongkhags which resulted in 89.6% female birth (168 females out of 187 progenies born) under Bhutanese farming environment. Thus, release Read more….