Strategic cropping: Algerian-Saudi project soon in El Menea

APS : Thursday, 31 January 2019
GHARDAIA- An Algerian-Saudi project to develop strategic cropping, notably cereals, will soon be implemented in the region of El Menea (300km south of Ghardaia), said Thursday the directorate of agricultural services.
The fruit of a private partnership, the project stretches over a surface area of 5,000 hectares granted as part of the agricultural concession and will be exclusively devoted to the strategic cropping, cereals and livestock feed, affirmed Mustapha Djekboub.
A ceremony for the launch of the project, that will generate about one hundred jobs, was organized Wednesday in El Menea, in the presence of the provincial authorities and the delegate province of El Menea as well as two private investors, namely Abdelkrim Bounaama (Algerian side) and Machaal Ben Saoud Ben Abdelaziz (Saudi side).
The success of several farm experiences, notably in terms of cereals, olive growing, citrus growing and the production of watermelon, grapes and melon, as well as aromatic and medicinal plants, encourages investing in this high added-value sector, said the source.

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