National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

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National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Australian Volunteer Joins NPPC

Dr. Rieks

Mr. Rieks Van Klinken (PhD), a Research Scientist from Australia has joined National Plant Protection Centre as a Plant Protection Advisor under the support of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) Program. He will be working with NPPC for a year and provide support to strengthen the National Pest information and management system.

Mr. Rieks worked as a Research Scientist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Researched Organization (CSIRO), Brisbane, Australia. He holds PhD in Ecology (Entomology) from University of Queensland.

We wish him successful and fruitful stay in Bhutan

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Program Director

Program Director

Mrs. Yeshey Dema

Mrs. Yeshey Dema joined the civil service on 26th February 1996. She headed the Soil Fertility Unit, NSSC from 2008 till 2013. In 2013, she was transferred to the National Plant Protection Centre as the Program Director. She holds M. Phil in Soil Science from the University of Reading, UK.

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