A new vision for agriculture
momagri, movement for a world agricultural organization, is a think tank chaired by Pierre Pagesse.
It brings together, managers from the agricultural world and important people from external perspectives,
such as health, development, strategy and defense. Its objective is to promote regulation
of agricultural markets by creating new evaluation tools, such as economic models and indicators,
and by drawing up proposals for an agricultural and international food policy.
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Algeria wants to set minimum prices for farmers

July 9, 2012


“We are doing everything to protect farmers’ revenues,” Algeria’s Minister of Agriculture told the press on July 1, 2012.

Following this year’s good crops that could trigger lower prices, some Algerian farmers are indeed threatened by collapsing incomes. The country’s total agricultural production has been significantly rising for the past three years––by an average 14 percent in volumes––to reach high levels in 2012. Some productions, such as potatoes, onions, white meats or beans––are especially exposed to a risk of lower prices and revenues.

Fearful to see many farmers confronted to difficult situations, the public authorities initiated a system to regulate widely consumed agricultural products (SYRPALAC), which stockpiles production surpluses while ensuring minimum prices to farmers.

This program is developed within the framework of the Agricultural and Rural Development policy launched in 2009, whose objective is to strengthen food security in Algeria––one of the world’s most dependent for its food supplies. The policy is based on three major priorities:

    - Growth and modernization programs to build up agricultural production and productivity;

    - The implementation of a regulation system to secure and stabilize the supply of key products, and protect farmer’s revenues and consumers;

    - The creation of an environment that eases and secures agricultural investment.
While these three components are basic, stabilizing farmers’ revenues is indeed a key condition for a country’s development and agricultural growth. Let’s not forget that, confronted to the hyper-volatility of agricultural prices, many nations have, similarly to Algeria, implemented measures to protect agricultural revenues from extreme fluctuations.
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