August 15-16, Thimphu: The second annual Mushroom Festival was held in Geney geog celebrating the Royal Birth of HRH The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk. It also celebrated the 30 years of diplomatic relationship between JICA and Bhutan whereby the community and students showcased different mushrooms for sale, food stalls and cultural programs. The event was further aimed to help preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the community.
The festival celebrated the importance of mushroom and in particular matsutake mushroom which played a huge role in the socio-economic development of the geog. Mushroom is the major source of cash income for the Geney farmers. Last year alone, matsutake sale bagged around 87million Ngultrum.
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