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PROJECTS

ONGOING  

 

PROJECT TITLE

Strengthening Codex Structure in Bhutan through Capacity Building

PROJECT OUTCOME

Build strong, solid and sustainable national capacity to

engage in Codex work.

FUNDED BY

FAO/WHO Codex Trust Fund

BUDGET LAYOUT

USD 128,600

STARTING DATE

January 2019

END DATE

December 2022

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Project Focal: Kubir N. Bhattarai

Contact: 17555318

Email: knathbhattarai@moaf.gov.bt

 

PROJECT TITLE

Pilot Project on Development of Food Safety Indicators for Bhutan

PROJECT OUTCOME

Strengthen the national food control system via modernization Bhutan food safety system to a more proactive and risk-based approach rather than end product testing.

FUNDED BY

Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations

BUDGET LAYOUT

USD 40,000

STARTING DATE

January 2019

END DATE

December 2020

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Coordinator: Gyem Bidha

Contact: 17718471

Email: gbidha@moaf.gov.bt

PROJECT TITLE

Facilitating Market Access for CSI products through Food Product Testing and Certification

PROJECT OUTCOME

Increased market access for CSI products

FUNDED BY

RGOB

BUDGET LAYOUT

Nu. 44.60 million

STARTING DATE

July 2019

END DATE

June 2023

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Component Manager: Kubir N. Bhattarai/Tashi Yangzom

Contact: 17555318/17714162

Email: knathbhattarai@moaf.gov.bt/ tashiy@moaf.gov.bt

PROJECT TITLE

EU-Bhutan Trade Support Project on Export Diversification for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction  

PROJECT OUTCOME

Improved environment for export of high-value horticulture products, including organic products

FUNDED BY

Funded by European Union and implemented by International Trade Center

BUDGET LAYOUT

EUR 4 million (overall budget layout at the national level).

STARTING DATE

March 2021

END DATE

June 2022                                                                  

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Dechen Choki

Contact: 77600033

Email: dchoki@moaf.gov.bt

PROJECT TITLE

Strengthening National Biosecurity & Food Safety in Bhutan

PROJECT OUTCOME

  1. Develop BAFRA Strategy Plan 2021 – 2028
  2. National Biosafety Clearing House Institutionalized

FUNDED BY

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

BUDGET LAYOUT

USD 80,000

STARTING DATE

July 2019

END DATE

December 2020

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Project Focal: Dr Kinley Penjor

Contact: 16900620

Email: kinleypenjor@moaf.gov.bt

PROJECT TITLE

STRENGTHENING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE IN FOOD

PROJECT OUTCOME

  1. National Food Testing Laboratory Infrastructure strengthened for AMR
  2. AMR Surveillance system in food institutionalized

FUNDED BY

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), UK – Fleming Fund Grants Programme

BUDGET LAYOUT

GBP 200,000

STARTING DATE

June 2019

END DATE

July 2021

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Dr Kinley Penjor

Contact: 16900620

Email: kinleypenjor@moaf.gov.bt

PROJECT TITLE

Improved border inspection and control of plant, animal and related products for biosecurity and food safety

PROJECT OUTCOME

Design a project proposal for national capacity building for border inspection control (for plant quarantine, animal quarantine and food safety including enhancing laboratory analytical capacity) both for exports and imports in Bhutan

FUNDED BY

Standards and Trade Development Facility

BUDGET LAYOUT

USD 43000

STARTING DATE

July 2021

END DATE

June 2022

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Kubir N. Bhattarai

Contact: 17555318

Email: knathbhattarai@moaf.gov.bt

PROPOSALS

PROJECT TITLE

Streamlining Animal Tshethar practices to promote Environmental wellbeing of the country

PROJECT OUTCOME

  1. Animal Tshethar Tshogpas registered with CSOA & BAFRA
  2. Animal Tshethar guidelines implemented by BAFRA

FUNDED BY

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

BUDGET LAYOUT

Nu 4.70 million

STARTING DATE

July 2020

END DATE

December 2022

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Dr Kinley Penjor

Contact: 16900620

Email: kinleypenjor@moaf.gov.bt

PROJECT TITLE

Building partnerships and enhancing environmental information and knowledge through integrated conservation approach

PROJECT OUTCOME

  1. Guideline for managing waste from livestock and food establishments developed
  2. Animal Waste managed

FUNDED BY

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

BUDGET LAYOUT

Nu 3.00 million

STARTING DATE

July 2020

END DATE

December 2022

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Dr Kinley Penjor

Contact: 16900620

Email: kinleypenjor@moaf.gov.bt

COMPLETED      

PROJECT TITLE

Strengthening National Biosecurity and Food Safety

PROJECT OUTCOME

Safeguard biological diversity and farming system from exotic pests/diseases/invasive alien species and GMOs

FUNDED BY

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

BUDGET

Nu. 5.25 million

GRANT PERIOD

One year and six months

STARTING DATE

January 2017

END DATE

June 2018

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Kubir N. Bhattarai

Contact: 17555318

Email: knathbhattarai@moaf.gov.bt

REPORTS

Project Completion Report

 

 

PROJECT TITLE

Strengthening Biosecurity System in Bhutan

PROJECT OUTCOME

Strengthen the institutional capacity of BAFRA

to handle challenges posed by biosecurity threats and food safety issues for the country

FUNDED BY

GOI-PTA

BUDGET LAYOUT

Nu. 60 million

STARTING DATE

October, 2014

END DATE

June 2018

GRANTEE DETAILS

Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Thimphu

Project Focal: Dr. Chador Wangdi

Contact: 17234890

Email: cwangdi@moaf.gov.bt

REPORTS

Project Completion Report

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LINKS UNDER BAFRA

1. CODEX (Bhutan)
2. Bhutan Biosafety Clearing House (BBCH)
3. Regulated Plant Pests and Diseases
Database
4. Bhutan Biosecurity and Food Safety
System (BBFSS)
5. Laboratory Information Management
System (LIMS)
6. SPS Portal

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Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Post Box: 1071, 

Thimphu, Bhutan, Tel: +975-02-327031/325790 Fax: +975-02-327032/335540