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Bhutan: Agricultural sector review Volume 1: Issues, institutions and policies

In collaboration with the World Bank, the Investment Centre has published an agricultural sector review of Bhutan in two volumes that provides an overview of Bhutan’s renewable natural resources (RNR) sector and identifies priority areas for future investments. About 65 percent of Bhutan’s population is rural and thus depends on the RNR sector for their livelihoods. The publication points to a trend of positive growth in fruit and vegetable crops, both high value, but a decline in staple crops like cereals.

The first volume provides a review of agricultural issues that contribute to gross national happiness (GNH) including sources of agricultural sector growth, rural labour markets and migration, and policy and planning issues.