ENPARD supports Algeria improve marketing of agricultural products and access to markets
June 22, 2016
In the framework of the EU-funded ENPARD South Support Programme, a workshop on “Marketing of agricultural products, organisation of actors and market access” was held in Algeria to initiate a wide reflection on this issue based on an assessment report of the sector’s situation, an analysis of the measures and tools available to stakeholders as well as the difficulties they are facing in order to submit later on solid proposals.
The Algerian Ministry of Agriculture, Rural development and Fishery, had identified with the support of the ENPARD South Support Programme several priority issues including the improvement of the marketing of agricultural products, highlighting product quality and access to domestic and international markets for producers, as issues that the agricultural sector in Algeria has to face.
Among the proposed recommendations approved by the participants:
Adoption of a coherent multi-sectoral strategy at the national level;
Synchronisation of regulations and reduction of administrative procedures and formalities;
Reduction of the imbalance of information flow between actors;
Improving support for companies to develop their activities on the international level.
ENPARD has been designed to support the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood countries in their agricultural and rural development. The initiative aims to support the formulation and implementation of renewed public policies in order to meet the challenges of food security, diversification of rural economies and governance in agriculture and management of rural areas. (EU Neighbourhood Info)