Gabon Agriculture

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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For many countries across Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy. Agriculture accounts for 14% of total GDP in sub-Saharan Africa, and a majority of the continent’s population is employed in the sector.

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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...

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