NATIONAL ORGANIC FLAGSHIP PROGRAM, MoAF

The National Organic Flagship Program aims to produce four products (Ginger, Turmeric, Buckwheat and Lemongrass) for export and the domestic market with end-to-end interventions.

  1. A total of 717 households registered for LOAS ( Local Organic Assurance System)
  2. Construction of Organic Manure Production unit at Darla, BBPL completed.
  3. Organic Seed Program launched at NSC, Paro.
  4. Construction of Organic Sales Outlet at CFM completed.
  5. 264.2 acres of land developed fo organic production.
Past Major Achievement

Figure 1: Organic Buckwheat

The total of 2146.8 Mt of Organic Flagship Commodities were produced and traded, generating Nu. 261.28 Million income to the farmers. Around 1048 Farmers are engaged in Organic farming covering about 1885 acres around the country.

Figure 2: Harvested Ginger/Ginger Field

The total of 26.6 acres are under Organic Ginger Cultivation. It is expected to produce 73. 15 MT and will be harvested in December 2020. However, about 2.1 MT of organic Ginger were harvested in August 2020 during Lock down and marketed.

Dessup Helping Harvesting of Organic Ginger and Marketing during National Lockdown

The total of 26.6 acres are under Organic Ginger Cultivation. It is expected to produce 73. 15 MT and will be harvested in December 2020. However, about 2.1 MT of organic Ginger were harvested in August 2020 during Lock down and marketed.

Figure 5: Asparagus field at Chimakha Farm, Paro

About 165.86 acres of organic asparagus were planted and expected to produce 263 MT in third year. The highest cultivation was done in Paro Dzongkhags and about 41.97 acres were planted.

Figure 6: Druk Integrated Farm at Chuzergang, Sarpang

The three large scale & four mid-scale organic commercial farms were established. The NOFP provided support for land development, seeds, technical inputs and other production materials. Total of 20 numbers of jobs were created through this commercial farm.

Figure 7: Land development

The total of 144.6 acres of land were developed and brought under organic production. To mechanized the field, 67 acres of land were stone picked using stone picking machine. The chili transplanter equipment’s has been tested and promoted in the farmers field.

Figure 9: Organic Manure Production

Three small scale organic manure production units were upscaled and three new unit of organic manure production were established. Six Smaller compost production unit were also established in LUCs located in Trashigang, Tashiyangtse, Mongar & Pemagathsel. The total of 100 MT of Organic manure was produced.

2. Way Forward

  • Target to produce 12000 Mt of selected commodities.

  • Construct Microbiology and Bio control Laboratory.

  • Construct high end organic sales outlet at Paro.

  • Establish two processing and value addition enterprises.

  • Establish commercial organic farms.

  • Establish three collection /aggregation centers at Strategic Locations.

  • Operationalized the Organic Fertilizers production from Bhutan Organic Fertilizers plant, Pasakha.