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13-10-2015

Former Agrostudies Student from Bhutan Establishes his Own Farm

12092651_982315481832972_1473823503_n  Students from Agrostudies are making a difference all over the world, in South Easter Asia, Africa and Latin America.

A recent example can be found in Bhutan, through a former Agrostudies student named Dorji Thinley. Mr. Finley completed the Agrostudies internship and returned to his home country. In April 2015 he established a new farm called UCHIAgroForest, crediting the knowledge he acquired in Israel with his ability to implement farming techniques new to the region. His new farm is growing fast, so much so that he already has 2 employees of his own and is planning on hiring 3 more soon.

This is a wonderful example of how an agripreneur can make a difference in his own life and in others’.

On his farm he grows ginger, fresh vegetables and avocadoes. He shares that “the knowledge I learned in Israel is priceless. I learned from Agrostudies a lot about fruit trees and vegetables. Agrostudies really added to my interest in farming”.

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Dorji Thinley uses technologies and tools he learned about in Israel to care for his farm even though some of the tools were not available in Bhutan and had to be ordered especially.

 

He uses a four headed sprinkler for an irrigation system that is used three times a day for two hours each, morning, afternoon and evening. For his fruit trees he uses drip irrigation and is also planning to invest on walking tunnels (long greenhouses), after saving some money from the farm. In the meanwhile he is using grillers with the citrus trees, another tool that is completely new to Bhutan.

Whilst Mr. Thinley is busy at work on his new farm he promises to share his progress with us in the future. In the meanwhile we will enjoy the pictures that are already coming showing what hard work coupled with knowledge and initiative can achieve.

Good luck to you Mr. Dorji Thinley.

 

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