Agricultural Transformation in Bhutan: From Peasants to Entrepreneurial Farmers

Tashi Dendup
  • Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension Economics & Sociology, March 2018, Sciencedomain International
  • DOI: 10.9734/ajaees/2018/40289

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


Tashi Dendup (Author)

I think this article will be useful to those people who aspire to know more about evolution of agriculture systems in Bhutan.

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