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EU Dinner Program

A parliamentary delegation composed of four Members of the European Parliament (led by Vice-President Ms Evelyn Regner, with Ms Ulrike Müller, Mr Tomáš Zdechovský and Mr Maximilian Krah) paid an official visit to Bhutan and Nepal during the week of 19 to 23 September 2022. During their visit to Bhutan, they were invited to participate in a dinner, in support of the Regional Food Programme of SHINE, on 19th September, 2022 at Hotel Zhiwaling Ascent.

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Second Trial Run for Regional Food Program

The second trial run for Regional Food Program (RFP) was held from 24th to 31st August 2022, in cooperation with the hotels and restaurants in Thimphu, registered with SHINE project

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Regional Food Program

The Regional Food Program (RFP) of the SHINE project aims at promoting indigenous cuisines of eastern Bhutan among both tourists (to visit Bhutan in the near future) and the locals who would like to experience unique crops and dishes.

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Experts’ Review workshop on Tourism Attractions

SHINE invites a number of experts to validate and enrich the contents of the upcoming ‘Tourism Attraction Book’. The first review workshop, focused on the Handicraft and Culture Section, was held on 22 February 2022.

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2nd Experiment: Flavored Whey Drink

Whey is yellowish and semi-translucent liquid that separates from the curd during the cheese making process. Whey is obtained after removing casein from milk.

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The 1st SHINE Calendar is here!

The first SHINE calendar is for 2022 and it presents 12 selected edible flowers and wild plants. Contact us to get one.

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More Success To Come

SHINE’s first success story has been shared with EU SWITCH-Asia stakeholders worldwide, together with the endorsement of Daniel Hachez, Minister Counsellor and Head of Cooperation Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan.

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Zhemgang: Gem of Natural Tourism in East Bhutan

The SHINE team went to Zhemgang and met Agriculture (fruits and vegetables), Livestock (dairy), Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP), Handicraft, and Village Home Stay (VHS) groups to investigate the production facilities, quantity and quality.

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SHINE during COVID-19

Before the pandemic brought the Bhutanese tourism industry to a standstill, the kingdom had an ambitious goal of an annual growth rate of 5 percent in tourist arrivals by 2023

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Handicrafts Training & Catalog

Different handicrafts and product packaging solutions can broaden the perspective of designers in Bhutan and inspire them.

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chili paste lab

It’s hot, but delicious!

SHINE Team carried out a number of laboratory trials to propose a new type of chili paste product.

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