Algeria: valuing local products

Algeria: valuing local products

"Dates, figs, olive oil... Algeria abounds with local products. A richness which demands to be developed".

The government must be aware of the importance of these products for the national economy. Agricultural experts and professionals find regrettable that these products are not valued, do not have any protection and they can not be differentiated from other products.

Given the importance of these products - professionals insisted yesterday in Algiers during a conference on the horticulture and fruit sector - there is a need to preserve these local products. This can be achieved through investments supporting the creation or adaptation of processing plants and better involvement of companies in the use of these local products.

"The lack of structured distribution channels, inadequate quality standards" experts say " hinders the overall performance of the sector."

Read the full (French) article by Makhlouf Ait Ziane - via El Moudjahid.

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Algeria: valuing local products

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