On the second day of the Knowledge Convention 2018, two sub-themes were tabled yesterday afternoon namely 'Meningkatkan KDNK Melalui Sektor Pertanian' or Enhancing Gross Domestic Product Through The Agriculture Sector; and 'Peranan Wanita di Dalam Menjana Pengeluaran Pertanian' or Role of Women In Generating Agriculture Production. In the sub-theme Enhancing Gross Domestic Product Through The Agriculture Sector, various issued were discussed among them, the agriculture, fishery and forestry sector which have contributed to the G-D-P. The Seminar took place at the Dewan Musyawarah, International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Among those present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism. Doctor Dayang Hajah May Faezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin, Permanent Secretary for Economy at the Ministry of Finance and Economy in a working paper entitled 'Sektor Pertanian, Perhutanan dan Perikanan and Sumbangan Kepada Pertumbuhan Ekonomi Negara Brunei Darussalam' or the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Sectors and Contribution to Brunei Darussalam Economic Growth among other things touched on sub-sector under agriculture, forestry and fishery which have contributed a lot to the GDP in the period of 2010 until 2017. According to Doctor Dayang Hajah May Faezah, so far the country's export for the farming and fishery sub-sector have successfully penetrated several foreign market such as the People's Republic of China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Meanwhile in a working paper entitled 'Menilai Tambah Hasil Sektor Pertanian Kearah Pempelbagaian Sektor Industri di Negara Brunei Darussalam' or Added Value The Agriculture Sector Output Towards Diversifying the Industry Sector in Brunei Darussalam presented by Dayang Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Management, Cooperatives and Industry at the Ministry of Energy, Energy and Manpower and Industry also touched on the agriculture and fishery sector that have contributed around 1 point 1 percent to the GDP in 2016. This also includes the agri-food sector.
Source: Radio Television Brunei