Water efficiency, productivity and sustainability in the NENA regions (WEPS-NENA)

Continuation of the Farmer Field School training program for facilitators in AlgeriaJuly 2021

July 2021 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Algeria organized the second Farmer Field School (FFS) training for 30 facilitators from the Ministries of Water Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development, with the objective of improving the facilitators knowledge on good agricultural practices for greenhouse tomato production to enhance water and crop productivity and efficiency.

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Two Farmer Field Schools starting soon at El Hamiz perimeter in Algeria - June 2021

FAO office in Algeria is launching, as part of the regional project on water efficiency, productivity and sustainability (WEPSRNE), two Farmers field schools in Algeria in the irrigated perimeter of El Hamiz, one of the largest perimeters of the country. The perimeter covers an area of ​​18,000 ha and extends over three wilayas of Boumerdès, Algiers and Blida. The Farmers Field schools will focus on greenhouse tomato cultivation and will reach around fifty farmers in the region. As an indication, the cultivation of greenhouse tomato occupies an area of ​​around 4,500 ha nationally, including 173 ha in Algiers, 202 ha in Boumerdès and 35 ha in Blida.

The national team of the project for the improvement of water efficiency, productivity and sustainability receive the trophy of champion of food in Algeria

The office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Algeria organized a ceremony to celebrate World Food Day 2020. The ceremony brought together about one hundred major actors of the agriculture and food sector in the country including members of the Algerian government, representatives of stakeholders in the agriculture and rural development sector, representatives of the profession as well as the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Algeria.

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