Algeria is a marginally adequate performer on the VACI.
Algeria slaughters around 7.7 animals per person / year, which is slightly lower than the global average of 9.7. Poultry makes up around 78% of Algeria’s farm animal population, with the remainder being made up of ruminants. According to the FAO, the farming of ruminants is mostly extensive, with overgrazing a major concern. About 20% of beef production comes from intensive systems, and intensive dairying occurs in the north of the country.
Algeria was given an “F” under the Animal Protection Index (API), and is also a very poor performer under the Sanctioning Cruelty category. In particular, Algeria has inadequate legislative protections for farm animals; low government accountability or commitment to animal protection and a failure to adopt international animal welfare standards into its domestic laws. Learn more about the quality of Algeria’s legislative protections on the API here.