Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Abdelkader Bouazghi said Saturday in Guelma that “Algeria will stop the import of potato seeds in 2021.”
Extending over 1000 hectares, the Richi-Abdelmadjid farm, which devotes 100 hectares and 325 modern greenhouses to the production of potato plants, is witnessing a “historic phase in Algerian agriculture”, making it possible for the first time to produce seeds locally, said the minister.
On this occasion, the Minister followed a presentation by the managers of the Richi-Abdelmadjid farm, which, in 2018, received about 800,000 mini-tubers supplied by Sétif’s Agro-development Company (Sagrodev) for the production of G1 plants yielding average of 450 quintals per hectare.
He also visited an agro-food complex and a tomato cannery respectively in Belkheir and Ain Benbeidha and a cereal warehouse in Bouchegouf.
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