2024 Algeria Agriculture and Livestock Exhibition

2024 Algeria Agriculture and Livestock Exhibition

The 22nd edition of the SIPSA-FILAHA&AGROFOOD, the Algeria International Agriculture and Livestock Exhibition, is scheduled to take place from May 20 to 23, 2024, at the SAFEX Exhibition Center in Algiers.

With over 20 years of development, SIPSA-FILAHA&AGROFOOD has become the largest trade fair for livestock and agricultural equipment in Africa. It serves as a gateway for Maghreb and African agriculture and livestock, acting as a crucial channel for companies worldwide to reach Algeria and the entire Maghreb and Africa!

The previous edition, held successfully from May 22 to 25, 2023, at the SAFEX in Algiers, featured five exhibition halls, hosting 550 exhibitors from 39 countries. The total exhibition area covered 30,000 square meters, with 54% of exhibitors coming from countries such as France, the Netherlands, Turkey, China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, and representatives from various embassies and their agricultural departments. The event attracted 25,000 professional visitors(sources from resopp-sn.org).

Senegal was the guest country for SIPSA 2023, with a large delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) attending. The Senegalese delegation, led by the Minister of Agriculture of Senegal, presented commercial opportunities in Senegal to the Algerian market and highlighted the import potential from these countries in a firm South-South direction.

SIPSA, as the most significant agricultural event in the Maghreb region, receives substantial support from Algerian authorities, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Fisheries and Fish Production, the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion, the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, and Startups.

Supported by Algerian authorities and the FILAHA INNOVE think tank (GRFI), the exhibition gathers professionals from the entire agricultural chain, including agriculture, agricultural machinery, the agri-food industry, and all industries related to the blue economy (fishery, aquaculture, fish farming) annually to meet all the needs of farmers and livestock professionals.

Introduction to the Algerian Market:

10% of the national GDP comes from agriculture.

41.4 million hectares of agricultural land (17.4% of the total land).

8.5 million hectares of utilized agricultural land (UAL).

Over 1 million farms.

95% of agricultural equipment needs are imported.

25% of the employed population is in this industry.

Algeria’s new government action plan prioritizes the development of domestic agriculture and the promotion of agricultural products, with goals including:

Investment in food security, improving quality, diversifying, and developing local products. The financial support for agriculture and rural development is planned to increase from the current 200 billion DZD to 300 billion DZD annually during the new five-year period.

Development of irrigation systems: Doubling the irrigated area to reach 25% of arable land, i.e., 2 million hectares.

Promotion of mechanization to overcome the shortage of agricultural labor.

Addressing the vital needs of 10 priority sectors, with a focus on improving productivity in strategic sectors such as cereals, red meat, dairy products, and legumes in the coming five years. This includes creating companies, fostering connections with world leaders in technology and markets, and improving the business environment(quotes from resopp-sn).

Infrastructure development to promote the dissemination of knowledge and research and development.

The SIPSA exhibition plays a pivotal role in bringing together stakeholders, fostering collaborations, and driving the agricultural sector’s growth in Algeria and the broader African region.