Self-Sufficiency and Dietary Energy Supply of Food Crops in Bhutan (A status report)

Last Updated on November 17, 2021 by DoA

The Department of Agriculture is pleased to present a status report on Self-Sufficiency and Dietary Energy Supply of Food Crops in Bhutan. The status report provides an overview of Food Self-Sufficiency Ratio (SSR), Import Dependency Ratio (IDR) and the available Dietary Energy Supply (DES) of agriculture crops.

The assessment was carried out for 51 selected crops amongst seven commodities (cereals, oilseed, pulses, vegetables, fruits & nuts, roots & tubers, and spices) that contribute substantially to Bhutanese diet as well as comprise prominent income generating crops. The report is based on analyses of production, import and export data for the crops for the past 14 years (2006-2019) and also includes assessments on food trade balance of the major crops for the same period.

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