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Agriculture Ministry: Technical institutes to increase production and reduce imports

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohamed Abdelhafid Henni, held a working meeting with the directors and heads of technical institutes and scientific research during which the focus was on the need to involve these institutions in the implementation of the new sectoral strategy aimed at increasing production and productivity and reducing imports, said Saturday, a statement from the ministry.

Several issues related mainly to the reorganisation of these scientific institutions to enable them to contribute effectively to the development of the sector and thus better meet the challenges set, were discussed at the meeting.

It was also emphasised the importance of equipping these institutes “with a new system enabling them to participate fully in the implementation of the new sectoral strategy aimed at increasing production and productivity, reducing imports, creating wealth and employment opportunities,” the statement added.

The meeting is part of the guidelines recently given by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, concerning the association of scientific research institutes with the modernisation of the agricultural sector, the development of agricultural production and the strengthening of the country’s food security, the ministry stressed.

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