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Tang Rigtshel Tshogpa (“Tang Skills Group”)
In 2018 Tshering Wangmo, “Ongmo”, OFEP candidate 2016, founded the Tang Rigtshel Tshogpa in Tang valley, Bumthang, an organic group made up of Bhutan Network farmers. Ongmo and other young farmers who were in Salzburg on organic farming study tour, decided to create synergies and work together, especially on post harvesting processes, packaging and marketing.
The group obtained a greenhouse and started to raise winter vegetables and herbs. They are looking into a range of products such as ginger candies, pectin and non-timber-forest products like jams and herbal teas. Ongmo has found a market in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan where her products are also sold at the One Gewog One Product Shop (OGOP, “the queen’s project”), an initiative by the queen to help market farmers’ products.