Sustainable Development of the Algerian Steppe

The Algerian steppe covers more than 30 million ha of land and constitutes a buffer zone between the Sahara Desert and the green belt in the North. The diversity and relative abundance of fodder plants has allowed the steppe to provide livelihoods for 15% of the population and the main source of red meat for the population as a whole. Historically, the region was managed as common property. More recently, the settlement of nomadic populations has resulted in over-use and degradation of the resource. This project aims to contribute to better governance of the Algerian steppe and improved socioeconomic conditions of those whose livelihood depends upon it. Researchers will endeavor to learn from past state interventions in steppe management - mainly, the reasons for their limited success - and test an integrated set of strategies developed in a participatory manner with the community of Hadj El Mechri in the Central steppe.

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État du projet


Date de début

Mercredi, novembre 14, 2007

Date butoir

Samedi, octobre 1, 2011


36 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Laamrani, Hammou

Financement total

CAD$ 389,000


Algérie, Nord du Sahara, Sud du Sahara


Agriculture and Food Security

Chargé(e) de projet

Ali Daoudi


Centre de Recherche en Économie Appliquée pour le Développement

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