English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Yalang Gewog’s lone commercial cardamom grower

When 54-year-old Wangdi Tshering from Yalang Gewog in Trashi Yangtse decided to grow cardamom on a commercial scale three years ago, he was not sure how things would go. Today, as he looks at the yield, Yalang’s lone commercial cardamom farmer is happy about his decision.  

Better Business Summit looks at improving access to finance for CSIs

Improving access to finance for Cottage and Small Industries (CSIs) dominated the discussions at the “Better Business Summit,” held recently in the capital.

One Click Shop wins best business idea

One Click Shop, a business idea that aims to make grocery shopping just a click away, has took the best business prize at the Seventh Business Idea Competition of Bhutan (BICOB).

Gelegphu Om Detshen comes to the rescue of dairy farmers struggling to find market

With the inception of Gelegphu Om Detshen or Gelegphu Milk Group in Sarpang in 2011, dairy farmers of five villages under Gelegphu Gewog no longer had to face problems in marketing their produce.

Sichaun peppers earn good money for Yalang farmers

Sichaun pepper, known as Thingy locally, is a spice used widely in Bhutanese cuisine. For the farmers in Yalang in Trashi Yangtse, the spice that incites a tingling, numbing sensation in the mouth has become a stable source of income.

Women’s group hopes selling pulses to be profitable affair

Drukjeygang Gewog in Dagana is famous for growing pulses. So taking advantage of this, four women in the gewog formed a group to eke out their living by selling pulses.

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.

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