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As the Algerian state looks to tighten spending in the face of declining revenues resulting from the fall in oil prices, plans to curb the country’s import bill have become more pressing than ever. Imports have met with increased scrutiny, and in an attempt to promote local production, a rising number of goods are now subject to quota...

 

How have food production and agricultural infrastructure improved in recent years?

 

As Algeria looks to curb its imports in the face of declining state revenues, speeding up development of the agriculture sector has become a pressing goal. As the country seeks to diversify away from hydrocarbons, the sector is well placed to contribute.

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Algeria 2017

As Algeria looks to curb its imports in the face of declining state revenues, the agriculture sector is well placed to contribute. Output improved between 2007 and 2017 thanks to efforts to clear some of the bottlenecks that have traditionally held back the sector’s development, such as legislation, land ownership and financing. Agriculture accounts for around 13% of GDP and employs some 11%...

The collapse in oil prices has weighed on the Algerian economy, giving rise to twin deficits in the budget and current account. In mid-2016 the government introduced a bold medium-term plan that targets a balanced budget by 2020, alongside a new growth model with a strategy for economic development and diversification by 2030. These moves have coincided with the private sector playing a much stronger role in the economy.

2017 proved a turbulent year for Qatar, dominated by the diplomatic rift that emerged between the country and several other regional states in June 2017. However, Qatar has adapted quickly, with many in the local business community confident about the future.