Agro processing

Opportunities for agro-processing abound in a place like Bhutan given the close to organic produce and forestry produce and medicinal herbs.  There are several challenges in terms of transportation costs and lack of volumes and lack of organised supply chain and packing materials.  However where there is a challenge there are opportunities.  For the explorer Bhutan is a gold mine in agro produce that is waiting to be tapped.  For instance there are opportunities with honey, natural cosmetics, nutraceuticals, mushrooms and the like.  Value added products are key.  Any demand simulation will incentivise growers and generate employment at farm level and bring people back from cities to villages.

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