Agricultural commercialization and diversification in Bhutan

Kailash Pradhan, Reno Dewina, Bart Minten
2010

Bhutan has been characterized by good economic growth (9% annually) in the 9th Five-Year Plan (2002-2007) and is further continuing on this growth path. As domestic incomes rise because of this growth, Bhutanese consumers are expected to shift their consumption patterns from staple grains to fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, and meat, leading to an increase in demand for these high-value agricultural products.