• Agriculture

    OBG investigates the key pressures and developments affecting local agriculture, particularly where a country is dependent on plantations or forestry to maintain GNP. It also highlights the output trends and technological advances in areas such as irrigation techniques and land reclamation.
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Bold plans to improve food security and production in Oman are being driven by investment in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and sea fishing as the country looks for sustainable solutions that will enable it to support a growing population. The sultanate’s long coastline and diverse landscapes support a rich variety of fish, livestock,...

 

Among the most ambitious projects being undertaken in Oman’s agricultural sector is the Million Date Palm Plantation Project, which was commissioned by the Royal Court. The initiative uses the latest advances in agricultural science to cultivate the fruit, but also aims to serve as a focus for a transformation in the way the national crop is...

Chapter | Agriculture & Fisheries from The Report: Oman 2017

Bold plans to improve food security and production in Oman are being driven by investment in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and sea fishing as the country looks for sustainable solutions that will enable it to support a growing population. The sultanate’s long coastline and diverse landscapes support a rich variety of fish, livestock, crops, fruit and vegetables. However, the country’s...

Despite ongoing economic pressures associated with the drop in oil prices, Oman’s diversification strategy and efforts to enhance wider revenue streams are beginning to bear fruit, as witnessed by continued growth in the non-oil sector despite dropping incomes and wider regional instability.

 

What measures could be taken to entice foreign investment in Myanmar’s agriculture sector?

 

Myanmar’s timber industry has long lined the pockets of loggers, both legally and illegally. In recent times, however, deforestation has spun out of control, and the vast forests of the country’s landscape are gradually shrinking. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation’s Forestry Department, 58% of the...