Bhutan has been working hard to use technology to modernise its agricultural industry. This includes putting new methods, devices, and technologies to use in order to boost the industry’s production and sustainability.
Precision agriculture, which uses cutting-edge technologies like GPS and drones to monitor crops and soil health, is one instance of technology being applied in the nation’s agricultural industry. This approach improves efficiency and decreases waste by assisting farmers in making well-informed decisions about crop management.
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 started programmes to make resources and information available to farmers. For instance, the government trains farmers on how to use new technologies, and information centres have been set up where farmers may learn about the best methods for crop management and other pertinent subjects. Bhutan’s agriculture sector has the potential to become more productive, sustainable, efficient, and resilient via the application of technology. 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.