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Conserving and Improving Biodiversity through Promotion of Organic Farming in Samdrup Jongkhar

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News and Events|

Organic agriculture refers to a farming system that enhances soil fertility by maximizing the efficient use of local resources, while foregoing the use of agrochemicals, genetically modified organisms and the many synthetic compounds used as [...]

20 Women completed 15-day zero waste craft training

May 11th, 2018|Categories: News and Events|

20 women from Dewathang, Orong, Trashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde areas have successfully completed a 15 day training program on zero waste craft in Dewathang. Together with closing of the training program, ‘Farmers Field Day’ [...]

Enhancing Exchange Visits as a Learning and Networking Tool

May 7th, 2018|Categories: News and Events|

Farmers and SJI staff visited Community Gene Bank - ‘Buli Sanam-Nyamsung-Detshen’ in Nangkor Gewog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag. The group is using the Gene Bank to conserve organic seeds of locally grown crops. It is the [...]

Understanding Well-being of all through GNH Values

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: News and Events|Tags: |

Dr. Yang Gyeltshen attended an 8-Day Workshop on “Understanding Well-being of All, through GNH Values, organized by the Institute of Well-being, Chime Thangkha, Tsheluna, from February 5-12, 2017. The participants were two educated youth farmers [...]

Inauguration of Dungsam Community Seed Bank – Enhancing Food Security

February 1st, 2018|Categories: News and Events|

Logically, food security directly hinges on seed security. An important question to ask is, is the ownership of seed slowly slipping from the traditional custodians - the farmers? Seed is an asset of the farming [...]