Promotion of Organic Farming in order to increase farmers' knowledge on efficient organic farming to bring about eco-friendliness and sustainability to agriculture in Khamae, Gasa.
Promotion of Organic Farming in order to increase farmers' knowledge on efficient organic farming to bring about eco-friendliness and sustainability to agriculture in Khamae, Gasa.
Gasa is the only dzongkhag who practices Organic Farming. Organic Farming is a form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests, excluding or strictly limiting the use of synthetic fertilizers.

The main objective ofthe project is to:
1. build capacity of the farmers in efficient organic farming and sustainable development in order to increase the yearly harvest of the community and reduce poverty;
2. To develop marketing system that promotes production and sale of organically grown products by small farmers in globalized markets;
3. To study all the actors involved in the organic farming and the development of organic products so that problems and potentials are clearly identified and investments are justified and doable.

The project activities includes the following:
1. Farmers' capacity building trainings;
2. Promotion - developing and printing of brochures and leaflets for promotion of organic products, advertisements and publicity;
3. Cultivation in a selected garden and application of compost or green manure, herbs etc.
4. In-country Study Tours;
5. Marketing and product packaging.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Gasa Farming Tshogpa
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 18,414.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,300.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/04
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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Partnership

Community Contribution and local government

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
Phone:
009752322424 (ext:330)
Email:

Address

UN House, Peling Lam (Street), Kawajangsa, Thimphu, P.O. Box No. 162
Thimphu, Bhutan, 11001