Algeria, US sign four MoUs on agricultural partnership

APS : Friday, 18 January 2019
ALGIERS – Four Memoranda of Understanding have been inked Wednesday in Sacramento (California) between US consortium Robert International Agriculture Development (RIDA) and Algerian economic operators,
for the setting up of partnership projects in the agricultural fields, said Friday the ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing in a communiqué.
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdelkader Bouazghi who paid a working visit from 13 to 18 January to the US, to present the various agricultural development programmes initiated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika as part of the National Plan for Agricultural Development (NADP), “attended the signing ceremony of these four memoranda of understanding between the two parties for the execution of partnership projects in the fields of potato processing and milk production,” the statement said.
The Algerian minister discussed with Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture of California, Karen Ross, the ways to further strengthen the agricultural cooperation between the two countries.
On that occasion, Bouazghi called for further developing the economic relations between the two countries in a win-win partnership.
After presenting the progress of Algerian agriculture since the 2000s and the investment opportunities provided in the field of agriculture, Bouazghi said that California has the necessary skills and expertise in the agricultural field.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross said “California which possesses very advanced agricultural power, and is singled out for technological innovation, one of the key drivers of the growth and the dynamism of the American agricultural sector, the statement added.

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