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How would you assess Algeria’s achievements in the agricultural sector in recent years?


A number of driving forces are behind Algeria’s efforts to boost domestic agricultural output and cut the food import bill. First, the country is looking to diversify away from its dependence on hydrocarbons revenue, given fluctuating international oil prices; second, the population is forecast to rise by 25% to nearly 50m people by 2030, thus...


How would you evaluate the previous efforts made to support the agriculture sector?


Agriculture in Algeria is primarily rain-fed and often suffers from droughts, which have worsened in recent years due to climate change. The government, therefore, has plans to expand irrigation networks to cover 2m ha, or 25% of arable land, by 2021 – 700,000 ha more than the 1.3m ha irrigated in 2018. This need was recognised some years ago...


The 2014 slowdown in oil prices revealed the vulnerability of Algeria’s economy, heavily reliant on hydrocarbons, and highlighted the need for a paradigm shift. The government sees the industrial sector as having the potential to drive diversification and reduce the import bill. In addition to heavy industrial subsectors, such as steel (see...


How can innovation help to boost high-potential manufacturing segments?

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