National Training Workshop on Evolutionary Plant Breeding 11-18 February 2019

Friday, February 15th, 2019

A week long training workshop on Evolutionary Plant Breeding for the National Project Stakeholders is underway at Gelephu. The on-farm conservation Project on Evolutionary Plant Breeding “Use of genetic diversity and Evolutionary Plant Breeding for enhanced farmer resilience to climate change, sustainable crop productivity, and nutrition under rain-fed conditions” is supported by IFAD through Biodiversity International. It is an International project coordinated by Bioversity International, Rome and will be implemented in six countries (Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, Uganda, Ethiopia and Jordan). The project will focus on the conservation and sustainable use of rice and bean on-farm diversity in the proposed project sites exploiting the concept of evolutionary plant breeding.

The objectives of the training workshop are to enhance the capacity of the national project stakeholders on evolving concepts of evolutionary plant breeding, on-Farm crop genetic diversity assessment and seed systems, and social ecological assessment. The training workshop is organized by the National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, with technical support from the International Project Coordinating Unit, the Bioversity International, Rome. It is attended by the participants from the Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centres and the extension officials from the proposed project sites. The project will be implemented in 6 sites covering five Dzongkhags representing four agro-ecological zone. The project will identify climate resilient technologies for conservation, development and sustainable use of crop diversity.


Invitation of quotation

Monday, January 28th, 2019

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite quotation for catering services for the fiscal year 2018-2019 from the eligible caterer.

The tender document can be downloaded from the link below:

Last date of submission: 25thFebruary, 2019, on/before 11am.

Opening date: 25thFebruary, 2019 at 11:30am.

Invitation of quotation. catering. RBGS 2019

Internship at NBC

Monday, January 21st, 2019

18th January, 2019: Eight students from Sherubtse College undergoing BSc. Life Sciences studies ended their month long internship at the National Biodiversity Centre today, being the first batch from a group of 19 interns, currently undergoing internship at the National Biodiversity Centre.
The interns were placed with the National Herbarium program and the Biodiversity Information Management program, developing skills and knowledge in herbarium specimen management as well as biodiversity information management.
As part of the internship process, the interns made a five minute presentation focusing on what they did during their internship, what they learned and how they will apply it to their ongoing studies and provide feedback on any improvement that could be made to the internship experience.
The Centre receives more than 20 interns in a year, mostly students from Sherubtse College, College of Natural Resources, Royal Thimphu College and various colleges in India.

Shortlisted Candidate for the post of ESP

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidate for the post of ESP (gardener) at Royal Botanical garden against the vacancy re-announcement made on NBC and MoAFs website on 26/12/2018.

Sl.# Name CID No: Remarks
1 Phurba Dorji Tamang 1180900025 Shortlisted


The shortlisted candidate shall report to NBC on 15th January, 2019 at 09:30am for an interview.

For detail, please contact: 0235418

Invitation of quotation

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite quotation for the supply of field dress from the eligible supplier having valid license.

The tender document can be downloaded from the link below:

Last date of submission: 31st January, 2019, on/before 11am.

Opening date: 31st January, 2019 at 11:30am.