Tergar Charity Nepal (TCN)

Tergar Charity Nepal (TCN) is a locally-driven organization focused on improving food security and livelihood in the remote Himalayan community of Samagaun, Northern Nepal. They promote crop diversification and sustainable crop management while implementing bioclimatic passive solar greenhouses for enhanced food security. TCN also promotes women’s empowerment through raising awareness and providing guidance around menstrual health and hygiene in Samagaun. They also offer a literacy class to promote education and income generation for women in the community. In partnership with a Canadian luxury tea company, TCN has shown a strong motivation to empower women, as they have successfully developed a value chain project, resulting in increased income for Samagaun women. They pick and process rose hips for the production of tea sold in Northern America. Building upon this success, TCN expanded the project in 2022, constructing 32 additional greenhouses in Samagaun and 15 in the neighboring village of Samdo.

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2023

Year of establishment: 2018

Location: Samagaun, Nepal

Ecosystem: Mountains; Agricultural


Equator Prize 2023


Asia and the Pacific


Ecoagriculture and Food Security



Contact Information

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche


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