Algeria


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AGRICULTURE

 

Food-producing deficit is persisting in Algeria : about 60%. The drought of 1997, during the period of vegetation, seriously affected grain crops. In 1997, the total grain production registered its lowest level for 20 years, amounting to 1.08 million tons against a record of 4.6 million tons in 1996 and 3.03 million tons in 1998.
The drought burned 65% of the 3.5 million hectares cultivated in 1997. In 2000, the production of wheat was 800 000 tons and corresponds to a drop of a 14% compared to the results of 1999. The production of barley should be around 400,000 tons against 410,204 million tons in 1999.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

32 339

Agricultural population

7 406

Non agricultural population

24 933

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

39 956 000

Irrigated surface area

569 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

97 180

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Wheat 2415 1604 1506
Potatoes 2157 103 20916
Barley 1033 685 1509
Tomatoes 1023 42 24164
Watermelons 858 43 20119

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Sheep 18909
Goats 3590
Cattle 1586
Rabbits and hares 1400

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
4 715 121 558 338

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT