Bhutan has been making serious efforts to modernize its agriculture sector with the help of technology. This includes the implementation of new techniques, tools and equipment aimed at improving the productivity and sustainability of the sector.
One example of technology being used in the country’s agricultural sector is precision agriculture, which involves the use of advanced technologies such as drones and GPS to manage crops and soil health. This method helps farmers make informed decisions about crop management, increasing efficiency and reducing waste.
Another way technology is being used in agriculture is through the adoption of hydroponic farming. This method involves growing crops in a controlled environment using nutrient-rich water instead of soil. This technology helps local farmers grow crops more efficiently, reduces water usage, and provides year-round food security.
The government has also launched initiatives to provide farmers with access to information and resources. For example, the government provides training to farmers on the use of new technologies, and has established information centers where farmers can learn about best practices for crop management and other relevant topics.
The use of technology in Bhutan’s agriculture sector has the potential to improve the productivity and sustainability of the sector, making it more efficient and resilient. The Bhutanese government’s initiatives to support farmers in adopting these technologies bode well for the future of the sector and the country as a whole.