The work of the 24th International Technical Conference of the Arab Fertilizers Association opened, Tuesday morning, in Algiers, with the attendance of 300 participants.
The opening of the activities of this conference, held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, was supervised by the Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab, and the Minister of Agriculture Abdelhafid Hani, in addition to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fertilizers Union, and the Secretary-General of the Union.
The opening of the conference was attended by ambassadors and members of the accredited diplomatic corps, General Managers of companies specialized in the fertilizer industry, and representatives of international organizations and union bodies.
During the opening, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fertilizers Union, Mohamed Tahar Heouaine, confirmed that the organization of this session, which coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of the first compound to produce ammonia in Algeria, comes at a “sensitive” period that characterizes the world, after the health situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and in light of the geopolitical fluctuations.
In this context, Mr. Heouaine stressed the need to highlight the efforts of the Arab Fertilizer Association to develop this sector, enhance training and guidance, and exchange between Arab countries.
He also stressed the importance of exerting more efforts by adopting the latest technologies in the fertilizer industry, given the “unreassuring” indicators in the energy and climate fields.
On the other hand, he revealed the launch of an agricultural caravan, on the sidelines of the conference, that will tour seven provinces of the country, namely Bouira, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Setif, Mila, Constantine, Guelma and Souk Ahras, under the theme “Profitability in the cultivation of grain.”
The convoy has a mobile laboratory to provide soil and water analysis service and will provide 700 tons of granulated urea free of charge to farmers.