13 October 2020: Coinciding with the Royal Wedding Anniversary, The Queen’s Project Office was deeply honoured to receive Her Majesty The Queen of Bhutan, for the launch of new products of the One Gewog, One Product (OGOP) initiative. 13 October also marks the foundation day of the Queen’s Project Office of His Majesty’s Secretariat, and OGOP.
OGOP is an outlet through which local produce from farmers across the country are packaged, marketed and sold with support of the Queen’s Project office. It aims to boost local economy and strengthen grassroots communities through support of value addition of local produce, packaging and market access.
It seeks to identify at least one authentic Bhutanese product from each Gewog, strengthening value chains and developing high quality products for both domestic and international markets.
The OGOP Unit located in Kuengachholing has been issued a Food Safety License since 2019, for the production of assorted dried and processed food products. All OGOP products are certified for GMP and GHP by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Safety Regulatory Authority (BAFRA).
A diverse range of natural food products and unique traditional handicrafts, produced by rural communities, are being sold at the OGOP stores, bringing direct economical benefits to local communities. The OGOP stores are located in Changangkha Ecological Park, Crafts Market, Thimphu and the departure terminal in Paro International Airport.