Study of incentives and subsidies in agriculture sector in Bhutan
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Published by Royal Govt. of Bhutan and Asian Development Bank in [Thimphu] .
Written in English



  • Bhutan.


  • Agriculture and state -- Bhutan.,
  • Agricultural subsidies -- Bhutan.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsBhutan., Asian Development Bank.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2000/62443 (S)
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 202 p.
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL160478M
LC Control Number99936302

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sector programs, subsidies, and incentives to bet-ter support the growth of the private sector. Several well-intentioned interventions—for example, the FCB, mega-farms, Farm Shops, and the Agricultural Machin-ery Center (AMC)—may be simultaneously promoting and suppressing private-sector efforts to enter and grow in the agribusiness space. sustainability Article Assessing Socio-Economic Impacts of Agricultural Subsidies: A Case Study from Bhutan Sonam Wangyel Wang 1,2, Belay Manjur 3, Jeong-Gyu Kim 1 and Woo-Kyun Lee 3,* 1 Ojeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI), Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Korea University, Seoul , Korea; Cited by: 1. The dominance of large investment and government spending made in hydropower projects where a minimum number of Bhutanese workforce are employed, and in contrast the less investment and spending made in the agriculture and livestock sector where a vast majority of Bhutanese derive their livelihood, was the point of discussion during the Better Business Author: Thukten Zangpo.   Some of which are enhancing food and nutrition security with which the sector attempts to make various kinds of foods available through improved production, access and enabling effective utilization of food, enhancing sustainable rural livelihood; where sector aspires in making rural livelihood productive and sustainable by generating employment opportunities, increasing rural house hold cash income and implement REAP in the selected vulnerable geogs, accelerating RNR sector growth .

Bhutan - Agricultural sector review Issues, institutions and policies exports, versus a decline in the cereal crops that account for staple food production. Further decomposition by commodity shows that citrus and potatoes have been the main sources of growth due to their high growth rates and high contribution to crop sector grossFile Size: KB.   Sustainable agriculture in Bhutan is an important factor for socio-economic development and growth. In addition to climate-related hazards, challenges to productive and sustainable agriculture in Bhutan include water scarcity, fragmented landholding, changing land use, negative human-wildlife interactions, inadequate irrigation and poor infrastructural development. 4. BHUTAN AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW. 5. BHUTAN AGRICULTURE PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS. 6. BHUTAN ECONOMY NEWS AND ANALYSIS DIGEST *Please note that Agriculture in Bhutan: Business Report is a half ready publication. It only requires updating with the help of new data that are constantly retrieved from Publisher’s databases .   This indicates implicit taxation of agriculture through trade and marketing policies, even when one has accounted for large input subsidies going to farmers (see graph on PSE). Today, the food subsidy is the biggest item in the Union budget’s agri-food space. In the current budget, it is provisioned at Rs 1,15, crore.

Approximately 80% of the population of Bhutan are involved in agriculture. Over 95% of the earning women in the country work in the agricultural sector. Majority of the refugees in this Himalayan nation are also employed in the agricultural sector. In summary, many challenges lie ahead for the sustainable development of agriculture in Bhutan. On the other hand, there are equally great opportunities for sustainable farming models and vibrant processing businesses which have the potential to become the basis of a strong private sector in Bhutan. Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa, edited by Kym Anderson and William A. Masters, Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia, edited by Kym Anderson and Will Martin, Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Europe’s Transition Economies, edited by Kym Anderson and Johan Swinnen, File Size: 6MB.   Agricultural policy packages need to be both coherent and efficient to enable the sector to develop its full potential and achieve key public policy objectives. The sector is facing a number of challenges related to meeting future demands for food, fuel, fibre and eco-services in a more sustainable manner in the context of a changing climate.