"Bhutan has decided to go for a green economy in light of the tremendous pressure we are exerting on the planet," Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho told AFP in an interview by telephone from the capital Thimphu.
Nadia Scialabba, a global specialist on organic farming at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, says the organic food market and its premium prices are attractive for small countries and territories. “This is happening in very small countries who are not competitive on quantity, but they would like to be competitive in quality,” she told AFP.
Comment: Leading by example: first by measuring Gross National Happiness and now by aiming to become 100% organic. Yes, Bhutan is inspiring us once again.