Gabon Agriculture

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With almost 14m ha of exploitable rainforest, 400 species of wood and one of the lowest levels of deforestation in the world, tropical rainforests are some of Gabon’s most abundant and promising resources. The forestry industry has traditionally been focused on raw timber exports, with over 60% of production going directly to markets in Europe and...

Chapter | Agriculture & Forestry from The Report: Gabon 2012

Stimulating investment in agriculture is considered a crucial part of diversifying Gabon’s economy and reducing dependency on food imports. The government is currently supporting a two-track investment programme that will encourage agro-industrial projects to increase the sector’s contribution to GDP and support small-scale farmers to boost production for local markets. Gabon has great potential...

Since 1953, when oil was first discovered near Port-Gentil, Gabon’s economy has been dominated by the petroleum industry. According to the BP “Statistical Review of World Energy 2012”, Gabon is the sixth-largest crude oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa and has the region’s fourth-largest proven reserves.

Le lancement de nouveaux projets dans le secteur des cultures de rente, comme le caoutchouc et l’huile de palme, devrait contribuer à stimuler les recettes d’un secteur agricole gabonais encore modeste. Grâce à des investissements publics et privés à la hausse, une revitalisation du secteur est en marche.

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