Equatorial Guinea’s fertile soil and tropical climate are conducive to high yield agriculture. The country produces a diversity of crops today, including coffee and cacao and other products such as lumber and coconut oil. The country also has extensive coastline and fisheries and untapped mineral resources.
Agriculture as well as the private and economic sector development are at the forefront of Equatorial Guinea’s efforts to diversify its economy and meet the goals of the government’s Horizon 2020 development plan. The country is working to become an emergent and sustainable economy by 2020.
Equatorial Guinea’s people, environment and economy benefit from the success of the country’s land-based industries. The country makes a living from the agriculture and forestry sectors.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry focuses the sectors’ performance and agriculture’s sustainable use of natural resources.