Comprendre les enjeux de l'agriculture

Qatar has obtained a concession of 117,000 hectares in the Adrar Wilaya of Algeria to cultivate durum wheat. This decision by the Algerian authorities is part of a strategy aimed at increasing the wheat cultivation area in the Grand South to 500,000 hectares.

The Algerian government had already initiated discussions with the Italian company Bonifiche Ferraresi (BF) to implement an agricultural project worth over $420 million in the Timimoun Wilaya. This project includes cereal cultivation on a total area of 36,000 hectares. “In addition to this, there are national investments planned on 120,000 hectares across different wilayas,” noted Youcef Cherfa, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In Algeria, wheat cultivation spans over 2 million hectares, primarily in the northern regions, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Local wheat production covers less than 30% of an annual consumption of approximately 11.3 million tonnes.


Source: Agence Ecofin