Gabon Agriculture Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Agriculture & Forestry from The Report: Gabon 2016

Much attention is being focused on Gabon’s rural areas and on developing the 5m ha of fertile land it contains. While the country has one of the lowest population densities in sub-Saharan Africa, around 86% of its 1.8m inhabitants have opted to live in the major urban centres. As a result, the rural workforce is lacking and work is being undertaken to tackle this issue through advertising...

An oil-rich equatorial country in West Africa, Gabon’s abundant natural resources have given it one of the highest per capita incomes on the continent, though lower oil revenues has seen growth contract in recent years.

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Le Gabon déploie actuellement un nouveau programme d’observation des forêts afin de surveiller les espaces verts et de promouvoir le développement durable dans le cadre des engagements pris sous l’Accord de Paris. Le pays bénéficie dans sa démarche de l’appui financier de bailleurs de fonds, qui devrait permettre au secteur sylvicole de suivre une trajectoire de croissance à long terme.

Les initiatives visant à augmenter la production agricole et à faire du Gabon un leader de la production d’huile de palme ont fait un grand pas en avant ce mois avec l’achèvement de la plus grande usine d’huile de palme du pays.

 

When the ban on timber exports was enacted in 2010, operators and experts in the field voiced strong concerns over the adjustment period within the moratorium, stating that the forestry sector was not sufficiently prepared for such sudden and radical changes. The moratorium brought in its wake various drawbacks, with lasting results still...

 

Much attention is being focused on Gabon’s rural areas and on developing the country’s roughly 5m ha of fertile land. While it is has one of the lowest population densities in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, around 86% of the country’s 1.8m inhabitants have opted to live in the major urban centres – namely...

 

The launch of a new grain processing facility and oil palm plantation mark the latest steps forward for the agro-industrial sector in Gabon. With low oil prices constraining the country’s largest source of export revenues and slowing headline growth, the Gabonese government has sought to accelerate economic diversification through the Emerging...