July 20, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji, handed over 600 copies of savings passbooks to RORUM Credit Cooperative, formed as an initiative of the Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE) and supported by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.. The passbooks were received by the CEO of BAOWE.
The first Saturday of July every year is celebrated as the International Day of Co-operatives (IDC) and this year, the day falls on the 2nd of July. The theme/slogan for IDC, 2016 is “Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future” emphasising on the role Co-operatives play towards achieving the Sustainable Development goals.
“During the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, world leaders committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, outlining an ambitious vision for a better world. They agreed on seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change, all over the next fifteen years. Co-operatives have a unique role to play in realising the SDGs. The co-operative business model has sustainable development at its core, being based on ethical values and principles. Locally rooted and people driven, co-operatives contribute to sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental responsibility.” — International Cooperative Alliance
This is to inform general public that the Cordyceps Auction for the year 2016 will be carried out as per the schedule indicated below. However the auction dates for the particular geog may get postponed, if it coincides with the local government election.
June 8, Pemagatshel: Gypsum Gonor Chirphuen Detshen, a farmers dairy group has become the seventh Milk Processing Unit (MPU) in the Dzongkhag wherein 70 farmers collect fresh milk and process them into butter and cheese using modern equipment.
The milk collections are done every day from three villages of Yalang, Denchi and Khothakpa. The group also owns a sales counter in the Gypsum town to sell the processed products at a reasonable price.
12 May 2016, CFM, Thimphu: Fresh vegetables from Punakha will be available at the auction yard of the Centenary Farmers’ Market from today onwards. The vegetables include slippery gourd, green chilli, beans, tomato, carrot, ginger, potato, saag and garlic.