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Bhutan potato farmers face strong price fluctuations

November 17, 2008
As the potato season draws to an close, farmers from Trashigang, the largest potato cultivating dzongkhag in eastern Bhutan, are rushing off to trade their last remains of the season in a bid to obtain the best price.

But fluctuations in the price of potato have put farmers in a situation where they have to depend on their luck. “The crop was good this year, but the prices are far below expectations,” said a farmer.