Eight in-service civil servants will be dispatched to work with Israeli farmers for 11 months as part of an attachment under the agriculture ministry in October.
The candidates with a qualification of diploma/degree with minimum of five years working experience will work in the commercials farms in Israel to gain practical experience on commercial farm management.
An announcement on the agriculture website, says the candidates will be assigned to the commercial vegetable and fruit farms where they would work under the guidance of the respective Israeli farmers.
The candidates are not only expected to learn about commercial agriculture farming but can also earn some extra money, since they’ll be paid for their work.
“The candidates will not be paid stipend but will be paid on hourly basis by the host farmers for the actual work performed daily,” said an official from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).
Although the host farmers would provide basic accommodations candidates will have to manage food and other costs that follow by themselves, from the payment they receive for their works.
Nevertheless, the MoA will sponsor candidate’s air ticket through government funding.
Candidates selected to undergo this attachment course should be willing to put in physical efforts, for that matter the announcement calls for those who are less than 30 years of age with good health and are fit for manual physical tasks.
The program is initiated by the agriculture ministry and coordinated by Agro-Studies of Israel. The Israel representatives will be in Thimphu soon, to conduct selection interview and recruit the desired candidates.