algeriaAlgeria is a North African country located on the Mediterranean coast. Its population is about 38 million, and the name of its capital is Algiers. Both Arabic and French languages are spoken. Algeria is the largest country in the Mediterranean region. Its economy mostly depends on oil exports. The country is administratively divided into 28 provinces (wilayas), which are further divided into 553 districts (dairas). The districts are subdivided into 1,541 municipalities (baladiyahs).

The southern part of Algeria is mostly desert, the day time temperatures are quite high throughout the year while nights are typically cool. Rainfall is substantial along the coastal areas especially in the northern part of eastern Algeria. Sand dunes are located between mountains.

Context

Context

The agricultural sector of Algeria is of significant economic importance to the country. Since the launching of a National Agricultural Development Plan in 2000, the sector has made substantial progress in terms of employment and income. However, the dependence of farming on rain water has at times negatively affected the agricultural production. Food security remains an issue as the government has to import a significant amount of food. Women make about 24.5 percent of the farming population. About 70 percent of the country’s farms are of small size ranging between 0.1 and nearly 10 hectares. Main crops, vegetables and fruits are wheat, barley, potatoes, oats, citrus fruit, grapes, dates, and figs. Palm trees cover about 72,000 hectares. Algeria also produces olive oil and tobacco.  Herders in the high plateaus rear livestock, specifically goats, cattle, and sheep.

Key Statistics and Indicators

Indicator

Value

Year  

Agricultural land (sq km)

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Arable land (hectares)

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (hectares per person)

413,830

17.37

7,510,000

3.15

0.19

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

Fertilizer consumption (kg per hectare of arable land)

7.84

2009

Agriculture, value added (% of GDP)

Food production index (2004-2006 = 100)

Food exports (% of merchandise exports)

Food imports (% of merchandise imports)

6.91

128.98

0.48

22.79

2010

2011

2011

2011

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)

4,110

2011

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24)

Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24)

Ratio of young literate females to males (% ages 15-24)

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment (%)

72.64

89.13

94.38

94.44

104.33

2006

2006

2006

2006

2011

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)

Internet users (per 100 people)

98.98

14

2011

2011

Population, total

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

Rural population

Rural population (% of total population)

Agricultural population (% of total population)

Total economically active population

Total economically active population in agriculture

Total economically active population in agriculture (in %

    of total economically active population)

Female economically active population in agriculture (% of

     total economically active population in agriculture)

38,481,705

15.85

10,118,379

26.29

N.A.

11,984,410

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

2012

2011

2012

2012

2011

Sources:The World Bank

Acknowledgements

  • Authored by M. Kalim Qamar (August 2013)
  • Edited by Burton E. Swanson

Comments  

# DrDr. Alejandro Ceasar Lopez 2017-12-06 11:50
Indigo Herbs & Medical Herbalist London.
Unit 8 Dye house Lane Trading Estate
Glastonbury
BA6 9LZ, England
www.indigo-herbs.co.uk


Hello Mr. Kalim Qamar


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I wish you all the best, while I wait to hear from you soon.

Kind Regards
Dr. Alejandro Ceasar Lopez
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