The agricultural shift from peasants to entrepreneurial farmers in Bhutan.
What is it about?
Bhutanese farmers have traditionally practised integrated subsistence farming, producing crops and livestock and utilising forest products. However, they are increasingly practising entrepreneurial farming today. The study of agricultural transformation is valuable for understanding the evolution of Bhutan’s agriculture systems. Therefore, the current study reviews the five components of agriculture responsible for the transformation of Bhutanese farmers from peasants to entrepreneurial farmers: urbanisation, farm mechanisation, community institutions, high-value products and youth aspirations.
Why is it important?
This study contributes valuable information about the evolution of Bhutan’s agricultural systems by providing a comprehensive synthesis of the history and present status of agricultural development in the country
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