Circumferences that Algeria is experiencing these days regarding the countries that have returned some of its agricultural products that have received their exported exports recently is only a frantic campaign and propaganda that aimed at striking the national economy in its depth, especially the export field which is targeted because it is young and what is meant by such behavior is its failure in its beginnings, especially as agriculture in Algeria started to take positive steps in both north and south of the country, Chairman of the Agricultural Chamber of El Oued province, Bakkar Hamid, told Echorouk.
“It is necessary to counter such campaigns with all the available means so that Algeria can overcome the first steps to impose its presence in the global market by exporting the agricultural products to raise its economy, especially as the field noticed a qualitative leap in the north or the South”.
“El Oued province, for example, did not witness any process of the return of exported products until an exporter has exported dates to about 12 countries, and no consignment was rejected and returned to the homeland, and another dealer during the past January exported a large quantity of potatoes by 5 containers and were bundled in boxes in Mostaghanem (Western Algeria) before being shipped to Spain”, adding that no quantity of them returned to their owners.
“Algeria applies the standards of health that are practiced globally, and any product is supposed to be granted a health certificate before being offered for export as stipulated by the agreement between the two countries, and a sample of it is taken to the country’s future laboratories before receiving shipments”.
Bakkar assure, in the context, consumers of the quality of agricultural products of El Oued province, especially in the health sector, which is characterized by the “semi-natural” or so-called the “BIO” products, and the pesticides are eliminated for lack of moisture and rain in the region, considering that Algeria is one of the largest customers in North Africa in terms of the import of basil and pre-basil seeds from Belgium and France and the largest proportion from the Netherlands, which exported it to more than 80 countries”.
“El Oued province production represents 12 million Quitals, with a contribution of about 50% of the local product”.
“The largest number of them go to the national market to cover domestic demand, and the rest exported abroad for the area of cultivation, which is the largest on the national level and the quality as well”.
“The Algerian product and through technical interventions, showed respect for farmers due to health safety standards, and the composition of this category in line with the national plan to build a solid agricultural base”.