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A Small Country Makes a Big Promise

Leading by example is exactly how a Himalayan country will promote all natural agricultural. The Kingdom of Bhutan announced its decision to produce only organic products at the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) annual Policy Conference in Washington late last month.

When asked why all organic, Kesang Tshomo, a coordinator with the Bhutan National Organic Program explained to officials, “Bhutan was carved out of the mountains and going organic will help ensure that people survive in the mountains and that we preserve our bio-diversity.”

Located between India and China, the 700,000 populace district is determined to convert to total organic agriculture that requires the commitment and investment of the government, according to the OTA, noting a mostly mountainous terrain makes the sector susceptible to a strong chemical impact.

Along with exporting its rare mushroom production to Japan, the small country provides all natural wheat, barley, potatoes, oranges, apples and other orchard crops to surrounding regions. According to the OTA, the land launched a region-by-region, crop-by-crop approach that other nations interested in boosting their organic agricultural sectors are watching.

For more information, visit http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2014/05/kingdom_of_bhutan_shares_story.html.

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