National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock

National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

“To be a premier National Institution for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management”

Our Mission

Our Mandates

Our Function

Function as a National Referral & coordinating Centre for all PP activities including:

Brief Background

The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) under the Department of Agriculture, MoAF is the national referral center for plant health management. This referral mandate covers two very important core national referral mandates of:

For catering towards the national referral mandates, the NPPC has six technical program

Plant Protection Services provided through the National Plant Protection Program:

History of NPPC

Plant protection services started since 1961 as the Plant Protection (PP) unit under the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest with the role of providing PP services and distribution of chemicals. Institution of Plant Protection Program at Semtokha started with the onset of the EEC PP Project (1984-2000) that helped in organizing PP input procurement and supply system.

Regional Plant Protection Centres and Dzongkhag PP stores were established with PP inspectors with assistance from IPMDP – EU Project (1993-2000) which was dissolved in 2002. Since then , the centre is functioning as the pioneer institution in the country with the mandate of functioning as a National Referral & Coordinating centre for all PP activities which includes information management (surveillance & pest database) and Pest Risk Analysis (PRA), research and Development (entomology, pathology, weed science, plant protection products, vertebrate pests), laboratory and advisory services and regional & international coordination and collaborative activities.

The Centre as the Apex institution in National PP Program oversees the PP program in the country thus providing direction and guidance to the PP Program in the country, function as a national referral & coordinating agency for all PP activities, be the repository centre of pest and plant protection products information and be the authority to review, update and recommend appropriate plant protection products.

The Centre also develops & strengthens the Components of the PP Program framework for generating PP technologies for delivering effective PP services and enhance the delivery of PP Services.

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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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