Land Management at Menchari GNH-Model Village


Lead by Mr. Sonam Phuntsho (Assistant Dzongkhag Agriculture Officer) from Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector in collaboration with SJI and Menchari community members, carried out 7 days (23/5/2017 to 29/5/2017) land management activities viz. plantation of Napier grasses and construction of check dams in the village.

23 households actively participated in the program with higher expectation of improved soil fertility with slow transition of their steep land into terraced form in the future. Farmers are also equipped with skills and knowledge to combat land degradation in the community due to heavy monsoon.

Most of the farmer participants reported that they never realized the need of the land management until the training was conducted.

Mr. Sonam Phuntsho ADAO with Mencharipas


Plantation of Napier grasses