United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

: Development of desert rangeland in Algeria.

Intergovernmental organization

    The rehabilitation and development of the vegetation cover in rangelands of Arab countries, is one of main strategies of the (ACSAD) due to the importance of this sector; socially, economically and ecologically to the Arab regions. The aim of this is to conserve, preserve and rehabilitate natural range in order to achieve the principle of ecological balance in combating desertification for sustainable development of natural resources.

    Implementation of the Project/Activity

    - Study the methods and possibilities of developing desert range and increasing their production capacity. - Implementation of applied research experiments in the field cultivation, and Rehabilitation and protection of degraded desert ranges. - Training and building human capacities in the field of sustainable development of desert ranges, and disseminating and transferring techniques for conserving desert ranges and ways to improve them.


    1. Establishing a nursery in the Ouargla state with an annual production capacity of 6000 seedlings. 2. Planting of rangeland site in Wadi An- Nasa region – Ouargla state with drought species. 3. Training of technicians on the metrology for preparing the field guide for desert range plants. 4. Devising mathematical model to estimate productivity of a number of range species.

    Enabling factors and constraints

    All necessary means to implement the project are available.

    Sustainability and replicability

    The project contributes to developing and improving the income of camel breeders, raising their standard living, and preparing qualified technical personnel to transfer expertise in the field of rehabilitation and conservation of desert rangeland. The project can be implemented and the technical experiences gained can be replicated into other Arab countries.

    Other sources of information

    ACSAD - Plant Resources Department

    COVID-19 Impact

    The pandemic has prevented field monitoring of the project implementation phases. This can be remedied by communicating with the coordinators and project stakeholders through various communication techniques (Video conference, Social media).

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    15 April 2017 (start date)
    31 December 2022 (date of completion)
    Other beneficiaries

    The Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and those interested (technical staff and trainees) in the field of developing and improving desert grazing lands, and camel breeders.

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    Contact Information

    Naser Eden, Director General