Official Name: Gabonese Republic
Independence Day: 17 August 1960
Currency: CFA franc
- Gabon is expected to benefit from the Central African Interconnection Transmission Line Project, which involves the construction of a 3,800 km transmission line system made up of four segments.
- Comprehensive information on science, technology and innovation (STI) has been captured and consequently in-country capacity has been built to collect, analyse & publish data and innovation on research & development (R&D) and Innovation.
- The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecAILRI)Hubhas been established as a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform to increase access to world class laboratories for African and international scientists conducting research on African agricultural challenges.
- Gabon signed the CAADP Compact in May 2013 committing to prioritise agricultural transformation and development. Technical experts were deployed by the NEPAD Agency to undertake independent technical reviews of its National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIP).
- A conceptual framework and an outline of trade certification scheme for shrimp was developed. The certification scheme will be tested in aquaculture products. The scheme will pilot the African Eco Labelling Mechanism Eco Mark, developed by the African Regional Standard Office (ARSO).
- According to the CAADP Biennial Report Review, the progress made is evidenced by: 71% for CAADP completion process, 51.1 of agriculture land under sustainable land management practices, 16.7% annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural GDP), 3% prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old, and 16% increase of agricultural value added per arable land.
- A study was undertaken and a report published on the state of the environment of seven countries – including Gabon. The report specifically highlights the state of mangrove swamps and coasts in Western Africa and Central Africa.