Promoting Upland Paddy and Winter Vegetables in Drylands ensuring food security through diversification of crops in Drylands of remote geogs in Eastern Bhutan.
Promoting Upland Paddy and Winter Vegetables in Drylands ensuring food security through diversification of crops in Drylands of remote geogs in Eastern Bhutan.
In the east, majority of farmers in the high altitude areas do not possess wetlands. These farmers have welcomed upland rice cultivation where the farmers have been benefitted and are convinced that upland paddy is the option for diversification of maize-based cropping system. Upland rice is planted almost the same time as potato and maize and fits very well in such system. It can therefore serve as a suitable option for crop rotation. This can help address many constraints associated with continuous mono-cropping of maize and potato. These opportunities offer a good future potential for the development of upland rice in the region.

The overall goal of the project is to diversify the maize based cropping systems through promotion of upland paddy and winter vegetables in remote geogs which ultimately will contribute to enhancing household food security.

The project activities includes the following:
a) Awareness creation and inception of the program;
b) Capacity Building;
c) Promotion of the crop on larger scale;
d) Strategies for future sustained production.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Upland Paddy Cultivation Tshogpa
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 19,785.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,860.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/06
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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Partnership

RNRRC and AMEPP

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