Who We Are?
The Horticulture Association of Bhutan (HAoB) was established in 2018 as a non-profit organization, officially registered as a Sector Association under Section 8 of the Guidelines for the Formation & Endorsement of Sector Associations.
Our commitment is deeply rooted in the realization of the objectives meticulously outlined in our Articles of Association. Operating throughout the picturesque landscape of Bhutan, it is imperative to emphasize that HAoB functions in strict accordance with the regulations stipulated in the Royal Charter of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2022, as well as all other pertinent laws that govern our remarkable nation.
We are dedicated to promoting and advancing horticulture in Bhutan, boost sustainable horticulture development, increase productivity, and expand market reach to enhance income opportunities for our stakeholders. HAoB collaborates with 300 farmer groups and cooperatives under its umbrella, engaging in the production, processing, and marketing of a wide range of horticultural products, including vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, and flowers. We also facilitate coordination in production, provide valuable market insights, and foster connections to empower our members.
Our objectives encompass protecting our community, advocating for sustainable and organic farming practices, nurturing future horticultural professionals, exploring value-addition and product development, recognizing professional horticulturists, preserving our pristine environment, and promoting linkages on local, regional, and international levels.
HAoB is driven by a vision to be the driving force behind a thriving and sustainable horticulture industry that enriches our nation’s economy, environment, and overall well-being. We invite you to join us on this journey of growth and prosperity.
Our Work and Endeavors:
At the Horticulture Association of Bhutan (HAoB), our mission is clear:
to advance horticulture across Bhutan. As a prominent national organization, we
are dedicated to the holistic growth of horticulture through collaboration with
farmer groups and cooperatives. Our comprehensive approach encompasses all
aspects of horticultural activities, from production to processing and marketing
of agricultural products.
What We Do:
HAoB actively participates in the entire horticultural value chain. We
- Boost Productivity: We work tirelessly to enhance
productivity among our members, enabling them to produce high-quality
horticultural products efficiently.
- Expand Market Reach: HAoB is committed to
expanding market reach, both locally and regionally, creating new income
opportunities for our stakeholders.
- Coordinate Production: We play a pivotal
role in coordinating production efforts, ensuring that our members have
the resources and knowledge they need for successful cultivation.
- Provide Market Insights: HAoB offers
valuable market insights, helping our members make informed decisions and
adapt to market trends.
- Foster Connections: We actively foster
connections within the horticultural community, helping our members
network and collaborate for mutual growth.
HAoB stands as a preeminent national entity singularly dedicated to the
holistic advancement of horticulture throughout Bhutan. Our modus operandi
revolves around fostering close collaboration with farmer groups and
cooperatives, encompassing all facets of horticultural activities. These
activities span from the initial stages of production, through the critical
processing phase, and culminate in the strategic marketing of these invaluable
Our overarching goal is to propel the sustainable development of
horticulture by increasing productivity and broadening our market reach,
thereby providing elevated income-generating opportunities to our esteemed
stakeholders. HAoB plays a pivotal role in orchestrating production efforts,
facilitating access to invaluable market insights, and nurturing crucial
connections that underpin the growth and prosperity of our members.
Under the expansive and inclusive umbrella of HAoB, we take great pride
in embracing 160 vibrant groups and cooperatives, convening annual meetings to
collaboratively tackle challenges and strategically plan for the continued
progress of horticulture. These diverse groups actively engage in the
cultivation of a wide spectrum of horticultural products, including vegetables,
fruits, mushrooms, and flowers, all destined to enrich local and regional
markets. Furthermore, some of our affiliated groups specialize in processing,
while others have honed their expertise in the intricacies of logistics and
HAoB, is passionate about horticulture, committed to our
community, and dedicated to the services.