The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is comprised of several departments including the Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI), the Permanent Secretary Office, the Department of Personnel, the Department of Inspection, the Department of Planning, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, the Department of Forestry (DOF) and the Department of Irrigation.
It also encompasses the National Agriculture & Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), the National Agriculture & Forestry Extension Service (NAFES), 17 Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Offices (PAFOs), and 139 District Agriculture and Forestry Extension Offices (DAFES). The BBP project is closely cooperating with the Department of Forestry (DoF), especially the National Protected Area Division as well as the Agricultural and Forestry offices on provincial and district level (PAFO And DAFO) in Luang Namtha for the pilot implementation of a bamboo value chain around Nam Ha National Protected Area.
Focal Point/Cooperating Partner:
Ms. Siphavan Inthapatha
National Protected Area Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry