Rural Development


Local project partner
RENEW MFI Royal Monetary Authority (RMA),
Zentralbank Bhutan Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Bhutan (MAF)

German project partner
Sparkasse Germersheim Kandel


01.09.2019 - 31.08.2021

Agriculture is the most important source of income for the majority of the Bhutanese population. The project aims to stabilize and increase the incomes of the rural population and to take account of the ecological orientation of Bhutanese agriculture.

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the agricultural sector and promote rural development in Bhutan by providing adequate financial services, taking into account new technologies, to provide more stable income for the low-income rural and agricultural communities. Here, the ecological orientation of Bhutanese agriculture should be explicitly considered and strengthened

• Improving the range of financial services for small farmers and farms (supported by digital products and digitized processes).

• Establishing a program for sustainable entrepreneurship education for small farmers and farms in rural areas. The program takes ecological aspects into account.

• Networking of stakeholders in the area of ​​promoting ecological rural development.

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