Brunei Agriculture and Fishing Overview

Just over one percent of Brunei’s land area is cultivated and the country is not self-sufficient in food. Fishing has increased rapidly in the 2010s. The beef comes from the government’s own livestock farm in Australia, which is larger than the whole of Brunei.

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Rice is staple food and rice cultivation is subsidized by the state. Until the 2010s, Brunei imported most of the rice from Thailand. However, since the 2009 Sultan announced that Brunei will eventually become self-sufficient on rice, domestic production has increased, albeit from a very low level. The state provides financial support to rice growers, as well as develops and equips roads and irrigation systems.

About three quarters of the land area is wooded, but Brunei exports no timber. The rainforest is well protected, partly in the hope that it will attract eco-tourists to the country. In 2007, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed in the Borneo Declaration to jointly preserve “Borneo’s heart” – a 220,000 square kilometer rainforest area in the interior of the island. The protection area constitutes 60 percent of Brunei’s land area. For Brunei defense and foreign policy, please check recipesinthebox.

Fishing has grown strongly during the 2010s. There is both commercial fishing and small-scale fishing for house needs.

Brunei Agriculture and Fishing