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Algeria: Will the Pandemic Push Algeria Into an Economic Crisis?

Algeria: Will the Pandemic Push Algeria Into an Economic Crisis? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The last several years have been not easy for Algeria. The country has undergone considerable political turmoil and the economy has underperformed. Now Algeria’s precarious economic and political situation is being hit hard by the growing presence of the coronavirus. The economy, which was also slammed by the recent Russian-Saudi price war, is now expected to contract 5.2 percent for 2020. Algeria is one of Europe’s major natural gas suppliers and sits in a region marked by the large flow of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, factors that elevate its geopolitical importance to the European Union, especially France and Italy, which are major trade customers and would be on the receiving end of any new waves of migrants.     

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La France sur le qui-vive autour de la fourniture de blé à l'Algérie

La France sur le qui-vive autour de la fourniture de blé à l'Algérie | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Depuis que l’Algérie, à travers l’Office algérien interprofessionnel des céréales (OAIC), a, contre toute attente, décidé au début de l’année en cours de revoir sa liste de fournisseurs attitrés, la guerre commerciale du blé entre producteurs étrangers est déclarée. C’est également l’alerte rouge chez les colosses mondiaux du négoce de céréales.

L’enjeu est loin d’être négligeable : un marché d’environ deux milliards de dollars, où trônent, voilà bien des années, les céréaliers français, notamment dans le segment du blé tendre.

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Ecomnewsmed - Algeria’s trying to boost its agriculture

Algeria's efforts to boost its moribund agriculture sector
Algeria has been recently adopting measures to boost investment and increase production in agriculture, as the country looks to curb its imports in a context of declining state revenues and faltering of the economic growth. Speeding up development of the agriculture sector has thus become a pressing goal for the country. Let’s take a deeper look Algeria’s agriculture sector with Ecomnews Med.
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