Neten Dorji | Trashigang

Jamyang is a young and industrious farmer in Bartsham, Trashigang.

Jamyang graduated 12 from Jigme Sherubling Central School and pursue National Certificate level two (NC 2 on farm machinery) from Khangma, Kanglung. Later, he got trained at Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Wengkhar, Mongar.

Today, when people are worried about vegetable shortage due to lockdown in India, Jamyang supplied 825kg cabbage, 400kg broccoli, 320kg carrots and 600kg of cauliflower to Regional of Agriculture and Marketing Centre in Mongar.

He made Nu 70,000. In a week’s time, he will have more to supply.

Agriculture and Research Development Centre helped. Jamyang underwent various training on grafting and pruning, fruits processing, commercial farming and land management, bookkeeping, layout and designing on orchard and marketing.

“I always shared my knowledge with youth. Sometimes, I go around the village to encourage them to take up farming,” said Jamyang.

He said that vegetable import could be greatly reduced. “There is support from the government. It is up to the farmers. There is no problem if you do not have land. We can go for large scale farming with land user certificate. These are opportunities.”