Bhutan to focus on domestic winter vegetable production to substitute imports

This winter, Bhutan's agriculture ministry expects to produce more than 10,000 metric tonnes (MT) of winter vegetables in seven southern dzongkhags

Oct 22, 2020
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This winter, Bhutan's agriculture ministry expects to produce more than 10,000 metric tonnes (MT) of winter vegetables in seven southern dzongkhags.

Samdrup Jongkhar, Pemagatshel, Sarpang, Tsirang, Dagana, Chukha and Samtse were identified based on climatic conditions and will focus on growing chilli, cauliflower, tomato, eggplant, onion, broccoli, beans, and carrot.

The ministry targets production of 1,801MT of chilli, 306MT of onion, 459MT of tomato, 973MT of beans, 57MT of bitter gourd, 87MT of eggplant, 637MT of broccoli, 42MT of carrot, 1,705MT of cauliflower, and 30.6MT of okra in 3,826 acres of land from these dzongkhags.

https://kuenselonline.com/domestic-winter-vegetable-production-to-substitute-imports/
 

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