Algeria: ASTI–INRAA Country Factsheet
Gert-Jan Stads, M’hamed Ait-Oubelli, and Raed Badwan
International Food Policy Research Institute and National Agricultural Research Institute of Algeria.
Although Algeria’s spending on agricultural R&D rose substantially between 2009 and 2012 (largely in response to retroactive salary increases), investment levels still fall short of international targets and are low relative to neighboring countries.
The Algerian government is the principal source of funding of agricultural R&D. Only minimal additional resources are generated from donors and development bank loans or through the sale of goods and services.
The national number of agricultural researchers steadily increased during 2009–2012, as did their average qualification levels. In addition, more than half the researchers employed at INRAA, Algeria’s principal agricultural R&D agency, are female.