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Algeria: Analysis of the potato value chain in the province of El-Oued

The potato value chain in the province of El-Oued, Algeria

July 18, 2022
The potato sector in Algeria is considered to be a strategic crop for the economic development, many levers have been put in place in recent years to increase yield levels , which have been quadrupled to 5 million tons.
Algeria will again import potatoes

Algeria will again import potatoes

March 18, 2022
After several years of self-sufficiency, Algeria will start importing potatoes again. The reason is that the prices of this basic product have soared on the market, in some areas exceeding 140 dinars (about USD 0.096) per kilogram.
Fusarium dry rot (Courtesy: OMAFRA)

Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

January 15, 2021
Among the 152 isolates collected from symptomatic potato plants and tubers in different provinces in Algeria, 13 species of Fusarium and Neocosmospora were identified.
The Algerian Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Abdelkader Bouazghi said that Algeria would stop the import of seed potatoes in 2021

Algeria will stop seed potato import in 2021, says Minister of Agriculture

December 11, 2018
The Algerian Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Abdelkader Bouazghi said that Algeria would stop the import of seed potatoes in 2021
During a tour of the new storage facilities, Mr. Robert van Embden, the Dutch Ambassador in Algeria, takes a look at the computer control that assures optimal conditions in the storages

Dutch Ambassador inaugurates Mooij Agro Potato Storage in Algeria

October 19, 2018
Recently, a new box storage system installed by Mooij Agro in Algeria at Agrico Algérie was inaugurated in the presence of the Dutch Ambassador in Algeria, Mr. Robert van Embden and the local governor.
View of El Oued, Algeria (2010). In this Sahara desert town, potatoes are grown in irrigated crop circles amidst small palm oases. Meanwhile, the potato production in El Oued has expanded to 40% of the total production of Algeria - see second photo in thi

Algeria aims to make potato export 'structural'

April 14, 2016
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi stressed Thursday in Algiers that potato exports will continue during the three upcoming years to reach 70,000 tons.
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Algeria announces new strategy to tackle rising potato prices

Algeria announces new strategy to tackle rising potato prices

March 22, 2015
The Algerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abdelouahab Nouri, has announced a programme to tackle the problem of soaring potato prices, consisting in the adoption of a new marketing strategy to connect producers and consumers directly.

Algeria considers importing potatoes

September 11, 2012
Algeria is considering to import potatoes in face of a possible shortage in the market, Agriculture Minister Rachid Benaissa said Sunday.

Algeria: Potato prices to normalise in May

April 24, 2012
Over the past two weeks, the price of potatoes in Algeria tripled from 40 to 120 dinars as snow coverage has affected crops and speculators have exploited the situation.
New Brunswick farmer detained in Lebanon arrested on international criminal warrant

New Brunswick farmer detained in Lebanon arrested on international criminal warrant

May 07, 2011
A New Brunswick potato farmer who has been detained in Lebanon for more than 40 days is being improperly held on an international criminal warrant at the request of the Algerian government, according to his lawyer Rodney Gillis.

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