Focus on Seed Programs The Algerian Seed Industry
Ammar Assabah, Hassan Badi. (1/7/2001). Focus on Seed Programs The Algerian Seed Industry. Algeria: Centre National de Contrôle et de Certification des Semences et Plants (CNCC).
Algeria has a total land area of 238 million hectares (ha) of which 47 million ha is suitable for agriculture. From the 47 million ha, 8 million ha is arable land, 7 million ha is forests and grassland and 3.2 million ha is under urban use. The agricultural sector contributes 12% to net national income and employs 25% of the active population. The primary objectives of the agricultural sector are: (a) improvement of national food security; (b) protection and conservation of natural resources; and (c) improvement of living conditions and creation of employment in rural areas.