English | Dzongkha Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Crops worth over half a billion Ngultrum auctioned in 2017

Crops worth over half a billion ngultrum were auctioned last year, reveals a recent report released by the agriculture and forests ministry.

Gasa’s initiative to supply organic vegetables to high-end hotels a success

Almost a year on, Gasa District’s initiative to supply organic vegetables to high-end hotels has been a success. The Rangzhin Sanam Detshen- the first-ever certified organic farmers group of Gasa delivered its first consignment to Thimphu in June, last year.

East-West highway widening works hamper farmhouse business in Ura

Ura Gewog in Bumthang is seeing an increasing number of farmhouses in recent years. From one in 2007, the gewog now has 12 farmhouses that cater to tourists.

SJ watermelon growers face stiff competition from sellers across the border

Most businesses in the border areas have to compete with their counterparts in neighbouring Indian towns. So is the case with the watermelon business.

Organic food business in Ura flourishes

From packaging mushrooms to berry jams and producing costus or Rurta tea, the Araya Zamlha Organic Packers, a private firm based in Ura in Bumthang, focuses on producing and marketing organic agricultural products and herbs.

Serthig’s lone poultry farmer prospers

Kelzang Wangmo carefully picks dozens of eggs from her chicken farm one by one and places them in a bucket until it is filled to the brim. She then heads to the water tap where the eggs are washed, one at a time, before packing them for sale.

Some 50 entrepreneurs taking part in First CSI fair

Entrepreneurs are showcasing different handicrafts and agricultural products at the first-ever Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) fair.

Dairy farmers in Tsirang milking fortune

Tsirang Gonor Thoenkoe Detshen- a dairy group has smelled sweet scent of success in recent times.

Miniature Bhutan making its mark on market

Miniature Bhutan, the winner of the 5th Startup Weekend, is making its mark on the Bhutanese souvenir market.

Dwindling ginger price leaves Zhemgang farmers unhappy

Ginger is the main source of income for the people of Lower Kheng in Zhemgang. This year, however, the popular spice is not fetching them good money.

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