Bhutan Bets Organic Agriculture Is The Road To Happiness

August 2nd, 2012

Besides being the happiest country in the world, Bhutan will also have the distinction of being the first country in the world to convert to a 100 percent organic agricultural system.

According to NPR, Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley said his government is developing a National Organic Policy because the country’s farmers are increasingly convinced that “by working in harmony with nature, they can help sustain the flow of nature’s bounties.” Bhutanese farmers will be trained in organic methods that will help them yield more crops and help the country move towards self-sufficiency.

The Himalayan kingdom primarily grows rice and corn, as well as some fruits and vegetables. For the full story, visit NPR.

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