• 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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Against a backdrop of increasingly severe and costly climate events and natural disasters, technology is poised to play an important role in maintaining and improving global agricultural output. The adoption of digital and precision farming practises has been shown to improve crop resiliency and boost productivity and incomes, particularly in...

 

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has targeted the agriculture sector for economic diversification in the coming years, with a raft of planned investments and agriculture promotion programmes.

 

How can agriculture be harnessed to drive growth?

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2018

The economic recession in recent years has forced the government to closely examine its consumption of foreign goods, and to prioritise domestic production and self-sustainability. The push towards wider economic diversification has highlighted agriculture as a potential sector for transformation. While the state has shown a commitment to change, Trinidad and Tobago still has room for improvement...

Optimism is returning to Trinidad and Tobago after years of recession. With the IMF forecasting GDP expansion of 1% in 2018 and 0.9% in 2019, the government now has the opportunity to shift their focus from tackling short-term economic problems to implementing long-term reforms and policy initiatives.

Egypt is seeking to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as a way of boosting growth in agricultural exports following an increase in funding to the sector.