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A farmer walks through a rice paddy in the Philippines.

Brunei, Philippines Explore Trade in Rice, Halal Goods

September 06, 2023

Ranking officials from the two countries discussed about exploring agricultural trade prospects during a meeting on 26 July.
Mosque in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Indonesia and Malaysia Share Top Spot in Global Muslim Travel Index 2023

June 14, 2023

Other Southeast Asian countries also rank high among Muslim travelers.
Women making cassava chips in Indonesia.

Big Opportunities for BIMP-EAGA in $3-Trillion Global Muslim Market

July 21, 2022

The 2025 growth forecast sees uptrend in halal finance, food, fashion, travel, and cosmetics, as well as pharmaceuticals, media, and recreations.
The Philippines is a top exporter of coconut oil. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Bangsamoro Region to Develop Agribusinesses and Exporters under EU Program

March 02, 2022

The 5-year program will help the region produce halal and other agri-products for BIMP-EAGA markets.
Launching of the solar-powered irrigation systems in Taraka, Lanao del Sur in the Philippines. Photo credit: Mindanao Development Authority.

Lanao del Sur to Pilot Export-Quality Mindanao Halal Rice Production

August 27, 2021

A program that promotes technology sharing between Christian and Muslim farmers will produce halal rice in Mindanao.
A shuttle carrying a satellite is poised for takeoff

Low Earth Orbit Satellites Could Usher in BIMP-EAGA’s Space Economy

August 18, 2021

A Malaysian startup wants to be the first to launch a LEO satellite to provide fast and affordable internet access in Borneo.

BIMP-EAGA Countries Go for Bigger Slice of the Global Halal Market

January 28, 2021

Halal food sales are estimated at more than $1 trillion per year.
Products displayed at a BIMP-EAGA trade fair include halal-certified sardines from the Philippines.

Tapping into the Halal Market

September 29, 2020

Ecozone developers revive efforts to make Mindanao a major halal food producer.