How Algeria aims to boost its non-oil exports

By Farid Alilat

Posted on Wednesday, 1 March 2023 15:19
Representing $1.5bn in exports, agri-food is an important source of growth. Pictured here is a tomato harvest in Tipaza, west of Algiers. © Ramzi Boudina/REUTERS

Between 2019 and 2022, international sales of sugar, oil, cement and steel quadrupled. Algiers is now hoping to make $10bn annually to accelerate its economy’s diversification.

In these vast arid plains where no trees grow, there are endless rows of greenhouses reminiscent of the plastic sea of Almeria, in southern Spain, where three million tn of fruits and vegetables are produced every year.