Field survey on regional characteristics and environmental friendly agriculture in Bhutan Himalayas region

Project Leader:
Toshiyuki ISOI
Faculty of Agriculture

In the Himalayas region, general vulnerability is considered to have escalated due to depletion of forestry resources, degradation of farmland and altered terrain, driven by population growth and regional development. In the same region, however, the Bhutanese government has shown leadership in promoting environmental protection measures. Consequently, it is considered that diverse indigenous ecological environments and agricultural techniques that are indigenous to the Himalayas remain abundant in Bhutan. In this study, farmhouses are visited in each of the four agricultural climatic divisions; conventional agricultural techniques are grouped; researches are conducted into the utilization of organic resources such as compost and manure, farmersf views of techniques, environmental conservation awareness and others; and environmentally-friendly agriculture is discussed.

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