OFEP 2019: Herbal workshop in Tang

In February/March 2019, the Bhutan Network Switzerland colleagues Marina Beck and Tabea Ehrensperger (Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp) travelled to Bhutan to visit the young farmers who had previously participated in the Organic Farmers Exchange Programme (OFEP) in Salzburg, Austria. Marina and Tabea also spent several days in Bumthang, Tang valley (approx. 2800m asl) where in 2018 the young Bhutan Network farmers … Read More

Feedback to OFEP from Bhutan

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Not long ago we received a feedback letter from our project partner KNC in Zhemgang, Bhutan, regarding our Organic Farmers Exchange Programme (OFEP):  Feedback from KNC We are very happy that so far we were able to contribute meaningfully to the hard work of KNC. We want to thank all our project partners, supporters and sponsors in Austria and Bhutan … Read More

Vegetable Drier for Tang Rigtshel Tshogpa

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During a Bhutan Network visit in Bhutan, in August 2018, we were able to help raise funds for a vegetable drier for the Tang Rigtshel Tshogpa. This was possible with generous help from Mushroaming.com, a travel agency from USA and Bhutan Homestay, our partner in Bhutan. Ongmo and her organic group are now able to hygienically dry tea leaves, fruits, roots … Read More

OFEP 2018: Bread-baking workshop in Ura

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“A really useful and practical workshop. That is the sort of thing we want!”  In August/September, farmer and bread-baker Roswitha Huber from Rauris (Schule am Berg) traveled to Bhutan, together with Ulli Cokl (Bhutan program & project manager), where she held a bread-baking workshop in the village Ura im Bumthang over the course of several days. Her host, Tashi Wangmo, … Read More

OFEP 2018: Bhutanese dinner in Bruck

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The yearly dinner with Maria and Christoph Faistauer (regional school inspector Salzburg) and with the principals and teachers of the Agricultural School Bruck. Also in 2018 our OFEP candidates Tshering Delkar (Zhemgang) and Kuenzang Choeden (Bumthang) prepared delicious and spicy Bhutanese dishes for their hosts in Bruck, Salzburg. After dinner, Kristel Josel and Ulrike Cokl awarded certificates of participation.