• 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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Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Nigeria 2017

As Nigeria’s economy contracted in 2016, the country’s agriculture sector took on even more importance. Long touted as a remedy to the West African nation’s dependence on oil, agriculture is now seen as a potential economic saviour. Before hydrocarbons became the main source of economic growth and export revenue, agriculture dominated the local economy. A number of indicators have been stalled...

With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

After being returned to office following general elections in Papua New Guinea earlier this year, the government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has stepped up its drive to improve food sustainability and reduce foreign exchange outflows.

The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has announced a raft of programmes planned for 2018 aimed at boosting farm productivity, though ensuring their viability will depend partly on funding allocations in the government’s proposed 2018 budget. 

Se prevé que el gasto de recuperación planeado para El Niño beneficiará al sector agrícola peruano, una de las industrias más afectadas por el patrón climático que destrozó las infraestructuras y los cultivos en el periodo de enero a marzo.

Against a backdrop of uncertainty in its food security environment, Qatar is working to boost the agricultural and livestock sectors, primarily through building capacity.