||Dr. A. Thimmaiah, the expert who developed the Bhutan National Organic Standards, will present a workshop entitled "Advanced Organic Agriculture - Methods and Practices for Everyday Success."
Sunday May 19th 10:00 -3:00
New Sustainable Living Center, MUM Campus
Workshop fee: $30
For more information, see the Facebook page. Email Leanne Hays to reserve your spot.
Bhutan is moving in the direction of exclusively using organic agriculture, and Dr. Thimmaiah is playing a major role as a senior advisor to the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, which is in Bhutan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
He’s an expert in “climate smart agriculture,” which entails adopting low-carbon green technologies. In his research he has developed many low-cost farming solutions. He has advised various international organizations, agri-business corporations, governments, and NGOs in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Italy, Holland, and Costa Rica.
In addition to developing Bhutan’s organic standards, he has developed training manuals and other documents that are being used as Bhutan moves toward being 100% organic.