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Training of trainers (TOT) on Business Planning and Financial Management for the field staff of Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF)

 

The College of Natural Resources is currently conducting the training of trainers (TOT) on Business Planning and Financial Management for the field staff of Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF). The training is one of the series of in country training programs of EU TCP project under the MoAF. The TOT will review

and train the participant on important principles of adult education and participatory training methods with the goal to improve participants’ training and facilitation skills focused on Business Planning and Financial Management. This TOT will help to prepare trainers to plan, implement, and facilitate Business Planning and Financial Management trainings, especially those interested to take up agricultural related businesses and commercial activities.  Read more

 

Four-days Training on Operational Planning and Inventory  5th August 2019 for the Forestry Officials 

14 participants are attending the training. The training aims to fulfill the following objectives: 

❖ Introduction to identification and selection of FMU area to be commercially operated;
❖ Introduction to inventory. (minimum and maximum area that can be taken up for operational inventory);
❖ Decide on how many plots (both ordinary and special plots) to inventory. What is the minimum and maximum number of plots that is required for operational inventory? Should be able to calculate the number of plots, special plots, distance between plot to plot, etc;
❖ Introduction to prepare topographic map for carrying out operational inventory and how to locate the first plot in the field while referring the map;
❖ Should know how to read the map and its scale;
❖ Should be able to carry out field work – operational inventory and collect data using various tally sheets and tables or GPS;
❖ Should be able to compile and analyze the operational inventory data using volume tables and various forms, computer, etc.;
❖ Should be able to interpret the analyzed inventory data and produce information on average number of trees per hectare, average basal area per hectare and average volume per hectare;
❖ Should be able to use these data for determining the annual allowable cut (AAC) and for writing operational plan for the coming year;❖ Should be able to write the FMU operational plan.

The training is organized by the College of Natural Resources under the funding of EU Technical Cooperation Project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The Training is one of the series of 30 short term training conducted under the EU Technical Cooperation Project by the College. The training will end on 8th August 2019. Dr. Bhagat Suberi and Mr. Ugyen Dorji from the Department of Forest Science, College of Natural Resources will facilitate the training. 

Launching of B. Sc. in Organic Agriculture

A new programme B. Sc. Organic Agriculture was launched in the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan. The Chief Guest was the Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor.

The introduction of the B.Sc. Organic Agriculture programme is another mile stone in Bhutan’s journey towards achieving 100 % Organic Agriculture. It is a comprehensive four year programme integrating Crop and Livestock production. It is designed to provide a wholesome learning experience to produce competent graduates with sound theoretical grounding, practical skills and personal development. This will be achieved through the holistic, need based and learner centered curriculum, and teaching/learning methods and approaches. Students learning experience will be enhanced by exposure to real life situations through the hands-on practicum on farms, field days and internship. The programme will also provide students the opportunity to experience and make their first foray into research in their last semester. With these attributes, it is hoped that the programme will turn out to be a high quality programme which will be known all over the world, a programme which not only attracts Bhutanese students but also international students, this programmeis seen as a breakthrough programme in internationalization efforts of Royal University of Bhutan.

His Excellency pointed out that the launching of organic agriculture programme in CNR coincided with the organic agriculture flagship project of Ministry of Agriculture and Forest in 12th five year plan and it is complementary to each other. “Organic agriculture does not simply mean growing naturally – there are many other processes involved,” His Excellency stated. Further, His Excellency emphasized that, producing organic agriculture products and consuming them, is like taking preventative ‘pills’ for NCDs, and will help reduce the cost of treatment incurred after occurrence of NCDs, which is one of the biggest challenges facing health sector in the country.

Aimed at the maximization of the GNH, Bhutan has decided to embrace organic farming in 2006 with the adoption of National Framework for Organic Farming in Bhutan. In an effort to upscale organic agriculture, it is being taken up as a flagship project in the 12th FYP by MOAF. Notwithstanding the bold and novel intentions, the wide spread implementation has been hampered by several factors such as inadequate human resources as well as lack of concurrent strategies to create an enabling environment such as research and training, pricing, certification, marketing and availability of organic inputs (seeds, manure, plant protection agents). Human resource is critical in the implementation of any sustained development initiatives and promotion of OA as a national movement will demand institutionalized and sustained human resources development.

    Therefore launching of OA programme at CNR, RUB is timely and will fuel the flagship OA project of MOAF through generation of technical manpower required in the field for backstopping the farming community.

Reported by: Umang Deep Rai (AG 2nd Batch), Apsara Chhetri (AG 4th Batch).

 

Vacancy announcement for Programmes at the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan as self-financed student

  

Programme

  Slot Available

Eligibility Criteria

Ability Ranking

B.Sc Organic Agriculture

 

5

Class XII pass students with 50% each in Biology, Chemistry, English, Dzongkha and one any other best subject

Biology – 5

Chemistry – 5

English – 3

Dzongkha – 3

One any other best subject - 1

B.Sc in  Environment and Climate Studies

 

8

 

Class XII pass Science students with a minimum of 50% in Chemistry and pass in Biology/Maths and Dzongkha

Chemistry-5

Biology/Maths-3

 3 other subjects-2   

B.Sc. in Agriculture(Diploma Nested)

 

4

For Science students:

Class XII pass students with pass in Biology, English and Dzongkha.

Biology – 5

English – 5

Dzongkha – 3

2 other subjects – 1

B. Sc. in Animal Science (Diploma Nested)

 

4

B. Sc in Forestry(Diploma Nested)

 

3

B. Sc. Food Science and Technology (Diploma Nested)

 

 

5

Class XII pass Science students with a minimum of 55% in English, 50% in Dzongkha and pass in Chemistry and Biology

 

Chemistry- 5

Biology – 4

English-2

1 other subject – 2

 


NOTE: Last Date for application is 2nd August 2019, 4 PM. For further information  please contact Dr.Tulsi Gurung  at 17360100 ( Dean of Academic Affairs) or email  to
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A 12-day long Training on Cost of Production Methods started on 22nd July 2019

A 12-day long Training on Cost of Production Methods started on 22nd July 2019 for the Marketing Professionals under the Department of Agricultural Marketing & Co-operatives. The training is organized by the College of Natural Resources under the funding of EU Technical Cooperation Project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The Training is one of the series of 30 short term training conducted under the EU Technical Cooperation Project by the College. The 12-day long training will end on 2nd August 2019. 

 

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