La Dépendance Alimentaire en Algérie: Importation de Lait en Poudre versus Production Locale, Quelle Evolution?

Sawsan Kacimi El Hassani


Algeria ranks as the second importer of milk powder in the world with an import bill reaching 700 million USD. While the state’s support to this sector varies between 46 and 47 billion DA per year, which a part of is devoted to milk powder and fresh milk also subsidies to this sector. Theoretically this support would encourage the integration of local production which would reduce food dependency of Algeria from the international markets. However, it is not the case. Hence thecentral questionof thispaper proposal: "What is the evolution of the integration of the local production of milk?" to provide some answers, it is timly to give an overview on the evolution of the following: the production of raw milk, milk collection, integration, and import trends for milk powder. Finally, an analysis of the factors explaining this situation of food dependency is needed as well as advanced by industry professionals proposals.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n11p152

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