Algeria: EU, 10 mln for agricolture and development

Focus on the areas of Ain-Témouchent,Laghouat, Setif and Tlemcen

22 November, 16:25

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 22 - The European Commission adopted the programme of pilot projects for rural development and agriculture in Algeria, under ENPARD (the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development), worth an amount of 10 million euros.

    The political objective in the field of agriculture is to achieve an increase in production and yields for basic produce, but also to foster a renewed interest in traditional products neglected today by urban consumers. The overall objective of the programme is to improve living conditions by increasing income and local employment of the rural population of the following provinces in Algeria: Ain-Témouchent, Laghouat, Setif and Tlemcen, with the specific aim to better use, development and diversification of local resources.

    The programme will be implemented through a participatory process to identify projects for sustainable rural development.

    The ENPARD programme will also support the enhancement of local food, craft, culture and tourism and their placement on the market with better quality. Finally, the programme aims to promote and communicate the experiences of rural entrepreneurship and successful projects. Capitalising on these experiences of the pilot programme and ENPARD should help the national rural development programme. This programme is the second part of the 2013 Action Programme for Algeria. The first part, the "Support programme for local development and social action", worth 20 million euros, was adopted in August 2013. (ANSAmed).

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