Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: October 31st, 2019

Title of the project     Menchuna Tumeric Farm

Location of the project    Kikhorthang gewog, Tsirang Dzongkhag

Name of the applicants     Menchuna Agraculture Group (Mr. Kishor Chapagai – Co-applicant)

Duration of the project    12 months

Total Cost of the project (in Nu/EURO)     Nu. 1,130,000.00

Objectives of the project

  • To increase/enhance farmers income specially women through turmeric production.
  • To develop capacity of farmers by advocating on importance of turmeric production and its value in the market.
  • To generate employment for women youths in project area
  • Up scaling turmeric marketing for the benefit of the farmers.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    The Menchuna agriculture group, other communities, local government, agriculture extension personal etc…

Estimated results

  • To increase/ enhance farmers income through turmeric production especially female and young farmers.
  • Should be able to create sustainable social enterprise
  • Should be able to generate employment opportunities for the women and youths in the project area.

Main activities

  • Purchase of working tools, gadgets, ploughing machines and processing machine
  • Purchase of clean hybrid seeds for the better production of turmeric
  • Awareness meeting and recruitment of new members if they are willing to join
  • Capacity building for members on production, management and post-harvest technologies
  • Awareness training on benefits of turmeric plantation to other groups within and outside Dzongkhag
  • Linkage with other groups and market networking