Supporting Polyhouse to the communities living in the White-bellied Heron landscape

Organic farming practices are picking up among the communities and one step to encourage and motivate such practices is by providing polyhouse sets to the farmers.

From the ongoing BMUV-IKI project, the RSPN team along with technical support from respective gewog agricultural extension officers has successfully distributed and installed 30 sets of polyhouses for the community groups living in the WBH landscape (Dagana, Tsirang, Trongsa, and Zhemgang districts).

Polyhouses serve as a shield between nature and what you are growing. The greenhouse is an enclosed structure or environment where crops or saplings are grown. It protects crops from pests, diseases, and adverse climatic conditions which in turn allows the growing seasons to be extended and possibly improved.

The supply of  polyhouse is expected to bring the following benefits:

  • To contribute towards achieving National Food Security and Self Sufficiency.
  • To produce fresh vegetables, and fruits throughout the seasons and also able to grow exotic flowers/tropical fruits.
  • There is efficiency in the use of water and nutrients on the farm as compared to open-field cultivation. It also extends the growing season as the plants won’t depend on weather conditions or patterns.
  • The returns on investment (ROI) from the greenhouse are typically higher than open-field farming.


“I will be able to grow vegetables throughout the year. I am interested to grow saplings that are not available in our community and want to adopt the concept of organic farming. In the future, we hope to supply the seedlings to our nearby communities and make some earnings out of it”, said  Mrs.Tika Devi Mongar, a resident of Sunkosh village, Tsirang district.



We would like to extend our gratitude to the Local government and communities for their continued support.