Brunei Darussalam

25 September 2021
Brunei Darussalam is committed to strengthening the food system by accelerating the production growth of the agriculture and fisheries sector; promoting both domestic and foreign direct investment (FDI); and increasing productivity through the use of technology to meet domestic demand and for export. This was stated by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul… Read more
By Daniel Lim5 March 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic having made a significant impact on the nation and the globe, the need to further advance the developments made in agriculture and aquaculture has continued to increase as the pandemic has highlighted the importance of food security. Ever since the first case of COVID-19 came into the nation, the agriculture and aquaculture sectors have been developed to ensure food… Read more
By Rokiah Mahmud8 July 2020
“COVID-19 not only affected human health but also food supply. We need to be aware of the factors affecting agriculture especially rice production and fresh agro product supply especially in extraordinary times like the current COVID-19 pandemic. “Domestic food production is important in guaranteeing our food security and self-sufficiency.” This was said by Principal of IBTE Satellite… Read more
11 November 2019
Syafiq Iqbal left his corporate job to become a personal trainer in 2016. After struggling to earn a full-time income, he found his true niche by cooking meals for clients. The sun has yet to rise over Syafiq Iqbal’s humble home in Lumapas, but the 26-year-old personal trainer is already up with his mother Fatimah Ismail, preparing more than 20 egg salads to be sent out later that morning… Read more
20 July 2019
The Brunei government is currently working to create a higher-yielding rice strain capable of producing 10 to 12 tons per hectare a season, which is part of its effort to increase rice production and reduce heavy reliance on rice imports. Last year, in collaboration with Indonesia's Biogene Plantation, the government introduced to local farmers a high-yielding strain "Sembada (188)" variant… Read more
2 July 2019
First commercial harvest of 15 tonnes of Japanese Arus muskmelon planted in Tungku have been exported regionally Superfish Growers have begun farming the world’s most expensive melon originating from Japan in greenhouses at the Agrotechnology Park in Kg Tungku. Siblings and founders of Superfish Eileen Lee Hui Shi and Lee Wei Sheng shared last week that they’ve exported their first… Read more
By Wardi Wasil30 November 2018
The Japanese joint venture company is aiming to grow and export 900 tonnes of spirulina annually. BRUNEI-MUARA – Leveraging on Brunei’s strategic location and sunshine, a new micro-algal manufacturing factory is slated to be operational by the second quarter of next year, promising to build the sultanate’s capacity in the biotech industry. The Japanese joint venture company… Read more
17 October 2018
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – More school children are becoming obese, said the Ministry of Health, which had observed the worrying trend through its regular health checks at schools nationwide. Data indicates that school children under the age of 13 years old are growing obese at the rate of one percent annually since 2011. Meanwhile, obesity rate among adolescents between ages 13 and 17… Read more
13 June 2018
The once-populous Brunei district of Kampong Ayer, a community of stilted homes and wooden walkways, is a shell of what it once was in its heyday as residents drift to the city. The low, largely single-story wooden buildings that make up much of the water village of Kampong Ayer cling to the southern bank of the Brunei River, opposite tower blocks, shopping malls, minarets and the Sultan’s… Read more
8 March 2018
Aiming to better achieve self-sufficiency of rice, Brunei has targeted to increase paddy production from 2,000 tonnes in 2015 to 7,700 tonnes by 2020. "We will achieve self-sufficiency in rice production from 6 percent in 2015 to 20 percent by 2020," Haji Ali, Brunei's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, was quoted as saying by local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Wednesday. In his speech… Read more
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