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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.
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