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Agribusiness / Food in Algeria

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • Algeria expands fertiliser production with new plant

    ALGERIA, 2015/01/09   Algeria expands fertiliser production with new plant En Français Fertiliser production is increasing in Algeria, thanks in part to two new major sites already online and a third due to start early 2015. In the first nine months of 2014, export revenue from fertilisers almost tripled from a year ago to $657m, with ammonia and urea the biggest sellers, accounting for one-third of non-hydrocarbons exports, second only to oil derivative products. Exports of ammonia alone doubled year-on-year to reach $421.7m between January and September 2014. The highest growth rate, however, came from other mineral fertiliser products, primarily urea. Mineral fertiliser exports jumped more than tenfold to $235.3m in the same period thanks to the addition of a second production plant, Sorfert, in August 2013.
  • Home-grown food to cut costs

    ALGERIA, 2013/06/12 Buoyed by considerable revenues from its hydrocarbons exports, the Algerian government is embarking on a series of initiatives aimed at modernising the agricultural sector and boosting food production. Although similar strategies are being implemented to generate activity in a number of different areas of the economy, authorities will likely pay appropriate attention to agriculture given an historic reliance on imports and the traditional emphasis on self-sufficiency.