Sangay Rinchen


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Name: Sangay Rinchen
Organization: Happy Green Cooperative
Title: Founder & CEO
Sangay right after his high school went into studying Dploma in Agriculture & Communication Extension at the Royal University of Bhutan and latter exposed to Cooperatives in Malaysia few years later. Sangay started his carrier at Ministry of Agriculture & Forests in different fields for 4 years, within this time he has founded the Bhutans first youth formed & youth lead organization call Happy Valley Youth Group 2009. Inspire by this social movement sangay become unemployed by choice with resigning from his secure govt. job in order to create jobs for the educated youth &in Bhutan focusing into creating credible partners for rural farmers by founding Bhutans first primary cooperative call "Happy Green Cooperatives in 2010. Born & brought up in a small farming family towards the north of Bhutan Sangay has over 10 years of experience in rural development projects, promotions & marketing of social innovations, ideas & innovative products. His personal theory that Agriculture is the mother of all culture is his biggest passion where he uses Agriculture & Farming as the tool for shaping society & the way individual’s functions in the community by integrating Agriculture, Livestock & forestry activities without compromising each other.

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Jul 23, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Climate change, Energy, Green business, Renewable energy

Dazin aim for every Bhutanese household using smoke-less, reliable and affordable residential energy for cooking and heating purposes.
Using an inclusive business model with fuel-side approach, we lease the stoves to members for free/fixed deposit and generate revenue by selling fuel cookies.

Through my farmer's cooperative, I intend to set up Bhutan's first snacks processing unit. In a country struggling to retain smallholding farmers and produce locally, projects like this are essential to ensure our independence, food security and to preserve the traditions of Bhutanese agriculture .