Organic Agriculture Development Strategies: Roadmap for 12th Five Year Plan and Beyond (2018)
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Bhutan’s stated vision is to go 100% organic by 2020. However, given the compulsions of ensuring food security and a desire to attain import substitution in agriculture, this vision demands a serious reappraisal. On a pragmatic level, given that there are only about three years to go, achieving this target holistically and systematically is unlikely, or practical. Aiming for a 100% organic agriculture is impractical in the short- to medium-term, especially given the significant challenges involved, including the fact that Bhutan currently imports about 50% of its food requirements. Nevertheless, it is feasible to move towards an agriculture that is predominantly organic, particularly in selected crops and agro-ecological settings, promoted in a phased manner and over a long-term framework.

ISBN: 978 92 9115 601 6 (printed)
Language: English
Pages: 48
Note: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
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 Record created 2018-05-23, last modified 2018-05-23