“With this mini power-tiller, we are expecting to reduce our labor-intensive manual work at the farm and improve the work efficiency, which will ultimately make us produce more. We will also share the mini power-tiller with adjacent community members at a nominal fee to address the farm labor shortage,” said Thinley Pema, one of the group members of Phuensum Vegetable Group, Orong.
The group was formed during the pandemic in 2019 with support from the Gewog Agriculture Extension Office and the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector.

Testing the Mini Tiller Machine

Mr. Yeshi Wangchuk, Program Officer guiding the farmers on usage of Mini Tiller

Practising the Mini Tiller Machine