Adding value to agriculture in Brunei Darussalam, 2014
- Efforts are under way to direct greater focus to Brunei Darussalam’s agriculture sector, in order to both improve food security and create a niche in the global market.
- To overcome its dependency on food imports, which account for 80% of the national food supply, the sultanate aims to achieve self-sufficiency by increasing capacity while continuing to specifically target halal foods.
- In 2013, the government launched a series of initiatives for enhancing the position of agriculture, including increasing livestock production to lower the significant imports of livestock from Australia.
- The country has constructed a Halal Science Centre, which will launch its operations in July 2014.
- By 2015, it is expected that 60% self-sufficiency will be achieved.