Polyhouse sets distributed to the communities living in the White-bellied Heron Landscape

One of the core activities under the Sustainable Livelihood Division (SLD), RSPN is to promote organic farming practices in rural communities. 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. 

1. Kewena-Tshachuphu Chiwog communities under Punakha district received the poly house materials.

2. Jalla Chiwog communities under Wangduephodrang district received the poly house materials. From the ongoing BMUV-IKI project, the RSPN team along with technical support from respective gewog agricultural extension officers has successfully distributed and installed 36 sets of polyhouses for the community groups living in the WBH landscape of Dagana, Punakha, Tsirang, Trongsa, Wangduephodrang 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.

3. Ulla Chiwog communities under the Wangduephodrang district received the poly house materials.

The supply of poly house 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.