ALGIERS – Monday, 19 June 2023 (APS) – Algeria, unanimously elected vice-chair of the International Grains Council (IGC) for the period 2023-2024, will chair the body from July 2024 for a period of one year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said Monday in a press release.

Algeria was elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the IGC, on the sidelines of the 58th session of the IGC World Forum, held in London on 12-13 June, said the same source, noting that this election “will strengthen Algeria’s position, which will now have a forward-looking vision in terms of cereal production, imports and exports on the international market, particularly at a time characterized by exceptional economic and geopolitical conditions.”

This election will also enable Algeria to “benefit from the experience and expertise of leading countries in cereal production, particularly through the implementation of the new cereal and pulse sector development plan, which the agricultural sector is working to put into practice in order to achieve food security.”

The IGC is an organization whose aim is to boost international cooperation in the grain trade, contribute to the stability of grain markets and improve global food security.

“Algeria will assume the presidency of the IGC as of July 2024, in accordance with the Council’s Statutes,” said the source.