Sustainable Land Management and Promotion of Local Agro-biodiversity for food security in Degala, Zhemgang. (2018 - 2020)

Goals and Objectives

  • Support and empower farmers on the basis of agriculture land management and principles (such as terracing, crop rotation, inter-cropping, mulching, vermicomposting, bio-pesticides, hedge row plantation)
  • Support farmers to integrate agro-ecological farming approach, agriculture land management and agroforestry basis in their farmlands through technical support associated inputs.

Project Areas

Degala, Bardo Gewog, Zhemgang

 

DONOR

SGP/GEF, UNDP BHUTAN

PROJECT IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

Department of Agriculture, Zhemgang Dzongkhag (Agriculture Sector), RDTC, Bardo Gewog (Agriculture Extension Center), communities.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Initiated Land management program:  40 households of Degala Chiwog were benefited through the stone bunding program. 40 acres of land were managed through stone terracing and 13 acres of land through hedge row plantation. 
  • Solar Electric Fencing: 67 acres of farmland in Degala Chiwog was fenced with solar electric fence. 
  • Green House Program: Five Farmers Groups mostly consisting of women members were supported with installation of Green House with equipment such as watering can, drip irrigation and vegetable seeds.
  • Horticulture Program: Distributed 800 Japanese varieties of avocado seedlings and each household received 15 avocado seedlings. Also provided the training on agro-ecological farming approaches. 
  • Developed management guidelines of electric fencing and Green House and handed over to the communities for self management in the presence of Gewog Officials.

     

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