Agricultural Policies in Algeria Way to Achieve Food Security

Abstract

Preoccupied issue of food security interest Algeria since independence in 1962 to the present day, through several attempts to reform the agricultural sector and enact agricultural policies, and Algeria is one of the first countries in the world to food-importing, invoice food reached in 2006 food bill amounted to 3.6 billion US dollars compared with 2.4 billion in 2004 , the oil revenues alone are provide foreign cash to pay this bill , as is the case for the scheme of the National agricultural Development 2001, would raise the productive capacity of the sector, which was launched to meet the growing needs of population , and affordability of the majority is that the deficit in the trade balance of the food and the continuing rise in the food import bill, keep the food security problem list, which means that agriculture Algerian known deficit chronic needs of domestic demand, particularly in the field of grain to continue to do so subordination to the outside, and thus will be the task of the agricultural sector is not achieve self –sufficiency in the field of food which is impossible under the current data as much attention to improving the level of food security .