• Happy New Year 2020

    The Management of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited Wishes you & your family a Happy New Year 2020. May this new year brings to you and your family peace, happiness, prosperity, good health and success in your life.

    | 31st December, 2019..More

    • 112th National Day of Bhutan

      On this joyous and auspicious occasion, the family of Food Corporation of Bhutan joins the Nation in commemorating the 112th National Day of Bhutan.

      We offer our heartfelt felicitations and prayers for everlasting peace and prosperity in the | 16th December, 2019..More

      • Online Potato Auction Gains Popularity

        Into the third year of trading, online potato auction has shown significant improvement in terms of volume.

        Compared to the last two years, the volume exported through online auction has increased by almost 60MT which is a huge success. The vol | 22nd November, 2019..More

        • FCBL Launches Localized Rice Brand

          The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) is launching rice brands known as Zheychum Chogjur, Zheychum Gongma, Zheychum Dangpa and Zheychum Kuenga designed and packed to suit Bhutanese aesthetics and appeal. The product is carefully chosen from t | 16th November, 2019..More

          • Felicitation for His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo

            On this joyous occasion of the 64th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the family of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited joins the Nation to offer our deepest gratitude and prayers for His Majesty's good health and long life.

            10th Nov, 2019..More

            • Felicitation for 11th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo

              On this joyous occasion of the 11th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, the family of the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited would like to join the Nation to offer our prayers for a continued good health, happiness and long life | 1st November, 2019..More

              • FM commits Nu 20M for potato auction services

                To expedite potato auction services in Phuentsholing, finance minister Namgay Tshering has committed Nu 20 million (M) to procure two grading machines during his recent visit.

                The mini-dry port in the town, which has been completed at the begin | 23rd October, 2019..More

                • Livelihood from growing potatoes

                  Amidst a large and noisy crowd at the auction yard, Phub Gyeltshen, 46, looks nervous. As the potatoes are put to grading machines, the farmer keeps a keen eye on the labourers.

                  The farmer from Gangphey in Phobjikha, Wangdiphodrang has brought | 14th October, 2019..More

                  • Farmers fetch season’s highest potato price

                    With potato price increasing by the day this export season, there is optimisn and happiness at the humid Phuentsholing auction yard as farmers are all smiles.

                    The highest price recorded until yesterday was Nu 36 per kg. More and more farmers ar | 6th October, 2019..More

                    • The Hon’ble Speaker of National Assemble of Bhutan Visits FCBL

                      The Hon’ble Speaker of National Assembly of Bhutan visited the office of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) in Phuentsholing and called a meeting in the afternoon of 17th September. During the meeting, the Hon’ble Speaker discussed on a wi | 21st September, 2019..More

                      • Farmers happy with potato price in S/Jongkhar

                        Farmers who bring their potatoes to sell at Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCBL) auction yard in Samdrup Jongkhar returned happy as the price is better this time.

                        The red large potatoes fetched Nu 24 per kilogramme (kg) while the mediu | 18th September, 2019..More

                        • FCB’s OD facility benefits 549 farmers

                          The government supported the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) to purchase 50.2 metric tonnes of cardamom worth Nu 20.75 million (M) using the Nu 50M Over-Draft Facility last year.

                          This scheme benefitted some 549 farmers from eight card | 4th September, 2019..More

                          • FCBL Launches Online Auctioning Service in Sumdrup Jongkhar

                            Aimed at rendering faster, efficient and convenient auctioning service to the farmers, FCBL had launched a Potato grading machine and online auctioning service in their Sumdrup Jongkhar Auction Yard this morning. The installation of grading facilitie | 4th September, 2019..More

                            • MoU with Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL)

                              The President of Jigme Namgyel Engineering College [JNEC] and Sr. Regional Manager of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited [FCBL] signed the Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] on 15th August 2019 in presence of Deans, ADM Officer, Assistant Student Serv | 26th August, 2019..More

                              • FCBL employees surrender their subsidised LPG

                                In line with the “Citizen’s Initiative: Our Genkhur,” employees of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) in Phuentsholing voluntarily surrendered their subsidised Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders for non-subsided cylinders on August 16. | 20th August, 2019..More

                                • Bumthang farmers ask for a potato auction yard

                                  Farmers in Bumthang are busy harvesting potatoes. The harvest comes after five months of hard work and guarding against wild boars, pest and unfavorable weather. As the farthest dzongkhag from the auction yard in Phuentsholing, most of them say ther | 20th August, 2019..More

                                  • FCBL Voluntarily Surrendered their Subsidized LPG Gas

                                    Inspired by the 'Citizen's Initiative: Our Gyenkhur', the employees of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited, Corporate Office, Phuntsholing voluntarily surrendered their subsidized LPG gas cylinders for non-subsidized ones. The voluntary exchang | 16th August, 2019..More

                                    • 73rd Independence Day of India

                                      The Board and the Management of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited would like to join the Nation in congratulating glorious year of independence to the Government and the People of India.

                                      | 15th August, 2019..More

                                      • Potato farmers want an auction yard in Bumthang

                                        Most potato farmers in Bumthang say there is a need of a potato auction yard in their district. Transporting potatoes to Phuentshogling is difficult for the commercial potato growers in Bumthang as the district is located furthest from the country's | 13th August, 2019..More

                                        • FCBL Reviews their Business Performance

                                          In pursuant to their overarching vision of "Ensuring food security for the nation at all times...", FCBL has reviewed their business performance to ascertain the progress and achievements. It was found out that the auction services rendered through a | 10th August, 2019..More

                                          • FCB Procures 50MT Of Cardamom Through Buy-Back Scheme

                                            Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCB) has explored and managed to find customers for more than 50 Metric Ton (MT) of cardamom that was bought from the farmers through buy-back scheme. FCB sold this through intermediates though it did not have much | 9th August, 2019..More

                                            • Feeding programme starts in three schools

                                              When the bell rang signaling lunch break at Jangsa primary school in Samdrupjongkhar, it was not lunch boxes children were bringing yesterday. They rushed to queue for the first free lunch from the school. On the menu were rice, fish curry, egg and d | 2nd August, 2019..More

                                              • Potatoes fetch good price in S/Jongkhar

                                                Potato farmers of eastern dzongkhags at the Samdrup Jongkhar auction yard are happy with the price the pro-duce is fetching this year. The red large potatoes fetched Nu 20 to Nu 21.50 per kilogramme (kg) while medium sized potatoes are selling for Nu | 26th July, 2019..More

                                                • Vegetable auction picks up in Phuentsholing

                                                  The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing is a busy platform these days. Farmers are bringing in hoards a variety of vegetables for trade.The yield this time is higher than last year's and farmers are fetching better | 26th July, 2019..More

                                                  • FCBL signs distributorship agreement with Koufuku International Limited

                                                    The CEO of Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a DHI owned company based in Chenary in Trashigang and the Director of Department of Corporate Business (DoCB) of Food Corporation of Bhutan limited (FCBL) signed a distributorship agreement on 15 July | 17th July, 2019..More

                                                    • FCBL Launches its Annual Report

                                                      The Hon'ble Chairman along with the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) launched the Annual Report 2018 of Food Corporation Bhutan Limited (FCBL) this morning at the FCBL's regional office in Thimphu. The Report attempts to offer | 15th July, 2019..More

                                                      • Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck

                                                        The Family of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited joins the Nation on this joyous occasion to wish Our Gyaltsuen, Her Majesty The Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck A Happy Birth Anniversary. May Your Majesty continue to be blessed with a Long, Healt | 4th July, 2019..More

                                                        • Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji Passes Away

                                                          The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited joins the Nation in mourning the loss of Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji, the great figure who has made a significant contribution to the Nation. We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to His Majesty the Kings, Th | 15th May, 2019..More

                                                          • FCBL Resumes Auction Season for 2019

                                                            Following the exhaustive mobile service for cardamom procurement from the nine southern districts, FCBL resumed its auctioning service in their main Auction Yard in Phuntsholing from 8th May 2019 with a simple prayer ceremony. It is around this time | 9th May, 2019..More

                                                            • Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo

                                                              The Board and the Management of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited would like to join the Nation to pay tribute to the "Father of Modern Bhutan," His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and also thank all the Teachers for their selfless contribut | 1st May, 2019..More

                                                              • FCB's Entry Into Cardamom Market Creates Competitive Prices

                                                                The initiative has helped farmers gain access to the nearest market and they do not have to travel longer distances now

                                                                The entry of Food Corporation of Bhutan's (FCB) into cardamom trade is set to provide competition with local traders in the | 17th April, 2019..More

                                                                • FCBL Provides Mobile Cardamom Procurement Service

                                                                  Following the directives and financial assistance from the Royal Government Bhutan, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) has recently started buying cardamom from the Bhutanese farmers at the rate being prescribed by the government. Our buy-back | 15th April, 2019..More

                                                                  • Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King

                                                                    The Board and the Management of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited would like to join the Nation in offering our deepest respect and heartfelt gratitude to His Majesty The Fifth Druk Gyalpo and humbly offer our prayers for His Majesty's good health | 20th Feb, 2019..More

                                                                    • The Annual Depot Meet

                                                                      The Annual Depot Co-ordination meeting was held from 31st January to 1st February 2019 in Conference Hall, FCBL in Phuentsholing to assess the performance of 2018 and to coordinate various programmes and activities to be undertaken in 2019.

                                                                      The m | 04th Feb, 2019..More

                                                                      • A Letter of Appreciation to a Software Development Firm

                                                                        FCBL presented a letter of appreciation to Mr. Karma Dhendup, the Chief Executive Officer of Athang Pvt. Ltd, yesterday for successfully developing and implementing the web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for FCBL.

                                                                        Athang is a | 29th Nov, 2019..More

                                                                        • M/s Karma Feed and M/s Bhutan Alpine renews MoU with FCBL

                                                                          The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Karma Feeds and M/s Bhutan Alpine Seeds (BAS) on 7th and 8th January 2019 respectively. The approach was with intent to keep the supply of farm inputs sp | 9th January, 2019..More

                                                                          • His Excellency, Hon'ble Finance Minister's Visit to FCBL on 28th December, 2018

                                                                            The Hon'ble Finance Minister, Mr. Namgey Tshering, accompanied by officials from the Ministry visited the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited in Phuntsholing yesterday. His Excellency graced the reception by offering a butter lamp in the FCBL Choe-Sha | 29th Dec, 2018..More

                                                                            • FCBL Closes Potato Auctioning for 2018

                                                                              After catering potato and vegetable auctioning service for about eight months, FCBL had finally closed their service for this season. With a closure of a highly successful and busy auction season, it gives our auction team a big sigh of relief and a | 28th Dec, 2018..More

                                                                              • Online potato trading picks up

                                                                                The online auction yard at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) in Phuentsholing, which is also the first in the country, traded 1,443metric tons (MT) potatoes worth Nu 37.6 million (M) this year.

                                                                                This is an increase from 1,147MT of pota | December 13, 2018..More

                                                                                • Dedicated Service Award Ceremony

                                                                                  Dedicated Service Award Ceremony for the recipients of medals under the Food Corporation of Bhutan was held at the Corporate Head Office. The Chief Executive Officer awarded the medals and certificates to the recipients | 11th Dec, 2018..More

                                                                                  • Good year for potato growers

                                                                                    With both price and harvest improved, potato farmers from across the country who bring to auction the produce at Phuentsholing auction yard are happy this year.

                                                                                    Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auctioned double of what was auctioned la | 19th Nov, 2018..More

                                                                                    • Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyelpo

                                                                                      The Board and management of Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited dedicates heartfelt prayers and aspirations for His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck on His 63rd Birth Anniversary for His Good Health and Long Life. | 10 Nov, 2018..More

                                                                                      • Celebrating the 10th Coronation Day

                                                                                        The Board and the Management of Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. would like to take this privilege to join the Nation in offering our heartfelt wishes to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo on the 10th Coronation Anniversary. On this joyous occasion, FCBL fam | 01st Nov, 2018..More

                                                                                        • FCBL Franchises Another Four Farm Shops

                                                                                          As aspired at the beginning of this initiative to nurture our young minds to become more enterprising, FCBL is progressively beginning to see the outcome of it. Having successfully operated the Farm Shops for the last three years, the Sales Executive | 16th Oct, 2018..More

                                                                                          • FCBL Franchises Seven Farm Shops

                                                                                            The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) franchised seven Farm Shops in the country with the signing the franchise agreement with the interested Sales Executives on 29th September 2018. The franchised farm shops are: Tingtibi, Gesarling, Khoma, | 2nd Oct, 2018..More

                                                                                            • Dratshang Lhentshog to soon feel the taste of fortified rice

                                                                                              Following the mass supply of fortified rice in 261 schools across the country, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) is now exploring opportunities to supply the same to monasteries and institutions under Central Monastic Body. The first consulta | 26th Sept. 2018..More

                                                                                              • Indian Laborers of FCBL Celebrates Vishwakarma at the Auction Yard

                                                                                                As the Indian Laborers of FCBL celebrates Vishwakarma Puja today, the officials of FCBL from the Head Office joined their Hindu community to offer their prayers to Vishwakarma, a Hindu God who is popularly worshiped as the original creator and the c | 17th Sept, 2018..More

                                                                                                • Potato farmers and truckers concerned over missing poll day

                                                                                                  With only two days left for the poll day, truckers and potato farmers from various parts of country who are at the Phuentsholing auction yard for more than about four days are concerned that they may not make it home on time to cast their vote.

                                                                                                  A | 13th Sept, 2018..More

                                                                                                  • Press Release

                                                                                                    To provide prompt delivery of the online Auction services to the potato growers, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) along with the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan with the funding support from Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) procur | 12th Sept, 2018..More

                                                                                                    • FCBL Makes Initial Moves towards Franchising Farm Shops

                                                                                                      In an attempt to contribute towards the national goal of rural entrepreneurship development, a day-long consultative meeting was held at the FCBL Corporate Head Office yesterday to discuss on the possibilities to franchise the farm shops. During the | 11th Sept, 2018..More

                                                                                                      • Potatoes fetch good price this season

                                                                                                        From May this year until yesterday, farmers, who auctioned their potatoes, fetched triple the price they fetched last year. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) officials said the quantity of the produce auctioned also doubled this year.

                                                                                                        | 20th Aug, 2018..More

                                                                                                        • FCBL Observes the Foundation Day

                                                                                                          The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) observed its 44th Foundation Day on the 16th August 2018. It was a historic moment for the organization to celebrate its Foundation Day for the first time in the history of FCBL after 44 years of its oper | 23 August, 2018..More

                                                                                                          • Three new Farm Shops in Samdrup Jongkhar Region.

                                                                                                            Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture & Forest has opened three new Farm Shops in three Gewogs of Samdrupjongkhar recently. The Gewogs are Gomdar, Martshala and Pemathang. The shops are expected to benefit the | 15 August, 2018..More

                                                                                                            • Wages increased for labourers at S/Jongkhar FCBL auction yard

                                                                                                              The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited's (FCBL) regional manager in Samdrupjongkhar, Pema Wangchuk, said the wage for loading and unloading of potatoes at the auction yard has increased to Nu 5 from Nu 3.5 a bag from August 1.

                                                                                                              He said the wages | August 8, 2018..More

                                                                                                              • Online auction helping farmers sell their produce

                                                                                                                To create business advantage to farmers across the country, the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEB) and the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) are bringing an online e-auction system called Bhutan Commodity Exchange (BCE) system.

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