Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: October 31st, 2019

Title of the projectSustainable Enterprise Development And Employment Creation through promotion of Moringa Olifera in Chuzanggang self-help community
Location of the project  Chuzanggang gewog, Sarpang Dzongkhag
Name of the applicantsBhutan Ecological Society (BES)
Duration of the project 12 months
Total Cost of the project (in Nu/EURO) Nu. 1,653,555.00

 Objectives of the project

  • The project will ensure long term financial gain and job creation for women and youths and aiding to poverty alleviation of Chuzanggang self-help community
  • The project is intended to encourage a climate-resilient form of agriculture, agroforestry and permaculture.
  • The synergistic relationship amongst the community, CBOs and local government will be further strengthened through engagement and policy dialogues.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    Communities, government agencies, private traders/ventures, etc…

  • Chuzanggang community, Chuzanggang local government, Gewog RNR Officials, Private entrepreneurs and the project Management Committee(PMC) of BES will be involved in the project

Estimated results

  • Concept of climate-smart agriculture is advocated
  • A new avenue for income and employment generation to be established
  • Improved Moringa value chain and market access instituted

Main activities

  • Stakeholders consultation meeting and formation of cooperative (including government extension agents, RNR-RDCs)
  • Consultative workshop with Government Departments and Private Ventures
  • Field and distribution survey
  • Market survey & analysis
  • Formation of cooperative
  • Formulation of bylaws
  • Viable seed purchase from India(kg)
  • Supply and transportation of greenhouse for seed germination
  • Installation of Greenhouse and preparation of field-beds(5 days)
  • Install automated drip irrigation system in 2 green house and surrounding farms (in collaboration with RNR-RDC Wengkhar, MoAF)
  • Purchase of Polypots(kg)
  • Training and capacity building programme on field transplantation and pruning
  • Field-trial and transplantation of moringa samplings
  • Training on sustainable land management
  • Training on harvesting and production of Moringa products and using of drip irrigation systems
  • Publication of policy and strategy report for utilizing fallow land, Augmenting Climate-resilient agriculture and improving livelihood (Designing & Publishing)