Rural Entreprenuership development
The Rural Entreprenuership Development in Bhutan was started to provide a decentralised and flexible training avenue for farmers and youth. The training offers basic courses in administration, bookkeeping and marketing for self-employment and income generation. The courses also target the growing numbers of farmers’ groups and co-operatives in the country. Based on demands over the years, community leadership topics have been introduced for individuals holding decision-making functions in farmers’ groups, co-operatives and even elected local leaders.
The goal of the Rural Entreprenuership Development project is to position BCE as the main service provider in the capacity development of rural entreprenuers to contribute to the growth and development of market driven enterprises, notably farmers.
Programme priorities place a greater focus on market and value chain facilitation, developing business plans, and financial management. This is in keeping with the growing numbers of rural entreprenuers – that are emerging and that are interested in small scale business enterprises.
The program has been funded by Civil Society in Development (CISU). However, an outlook for the future is to meet at all therecurring expenses through the services it offers without compromising its pro-poor mandate of targeting rural farmers and unemployed youth.
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