During the Rio +20 Summit, Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley said that Bhutan aims to become the first country with 100% organic agriculture.

The government official announced that the majority of Bhutanese farmers are already producing food according to the principles of organic farming but not all are certified. The Bhutan Biological Program was launched in 2007 and includes a rigorous training program and incentives such as priority access to government support for farmers who choose to use organic production methods. Thinley also stresses that the goal is not only the protection of the environment, farmers are being trained to increase production so that the country become self-sufficient in food (in recent years Bhutan was forced to import rice and other foodstuffs from India to meet its growing dietary needs.

The small country, with 700 000 inhabitants located between India and China, once again attracts the attention of the international community, after a few years ago, decided to use the Gross National Happiness rather than GDP as a measure to assess the progress of the nation .

Despite the doubts and disbelief of some, the project begins to be replicated elsewhere. For example in the Indian states of Sikkim (where one-third of agriculture is now organic and hopes to achieve 100% in 2015) and Kerala (which began in 2010, a transitional period of 10 years to reach the 100% organic agriculture).