Urban and Periurban Agriculture in Setif

Abdelmalek Boudjenouia and Andre Fleury

In: UA Magazine No. 11 - Availability, Access and Usability of Land for Urban Agriculture

In Algeria, periurban agriculture as such is not recognised. Thus small-scale agriculture around a city like Setif has not been differentiated from the larger-scale cultivation of cereal in the rural regions. With the liberalisation of economic policy since 1987, farmers have greater freedom in the orientation of their agricultural operations. The potential for a policy that promotes household gardens in periurban popular housing areas is necessary to meet food, recreational and environmental functions.