Locally grown organic potato available at CFM

untitled-2Thimphu: A locally grown organic potato from Gasa is now available at a sale counter at the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) in Thimphu.

Two farmers from Gasa set off a potato production of about 2000 kilograms (2 MT) totally organic with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to create awareness and encourage people growing and buying organic. This significant program is being initiated on a trial basis to help people understand the importance of organic products and boost farmers’ cash income.

Potatoes are packaged in bags of 5, 10 and 50 kgs which are available at the rate of Nu. 50/kg. This is the first organic product certified by BAFRA. Gasa is also planning to export the organic potato in future.

The counter opening was attended by the BAFRA Director General, Gasa Dasho Dzongdag, DAMC Director  and senior officials from the Ministry among others.

For further details, please contact 16288120 or email t_penjor123@yahoo.com.

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