Thimpu, Bhutan: Bhutan has been making considerable attempts to modernise the country’s agricultural industry through technology, including employing advanced drones and GPS to monitor crops and soil health, as per The Bhutan Live.
According to the reports, farmers may manage their crops more effectively by using precision agriculture, improving efficiency and lowering waste.
According to the report, Bhutan is utilising new methods, apparatus, and tools to raise the productivity and sustainability of its agricultural sector.
The nation now practises hydroponic gardening. This technique uses nutrient-rich water to grow crops in a controlled environment rather than soil. This technology helps local farmers grow crops more successfully, uses less water, and ensures year-round food security.
The government has also started initiatives to make resources and information available to farmers. Farmers are receiving instructions on how to use modern technologies. Farmers can learn about the best methods for crop management and other pertinent information at information centres that have been set up.
The nation can increase the production and sustainability of the agriculture sector through the use of technology, making it more effective and robust. The government of Bhutan’s efforts to assist farmers in implementing these technologies augur well for the future of the industry and the nation as a whole.
Bhutan will leave the list of least developed nations (LDCs) by June 2023, according to a recent report.
Countries are expected to have a smooth transition strategy in order to graduate the status. One of the factors suggested for inclusion in Bhutan’s transition plan is catastrophe resilience, along with macroeconomic stability and product space diversity.
Officials claimed that Bhutan’s foreign aid support would not be impacted by a change in its status. The impact of the graduation will mostly be felt in three ISM linked to international commerce, development cooperation (ODA), and contributions to the funding of the UN system, as well as in support of travel to official gatherings, scholarships, and research awards for LDCs.