Algeria is an adequate performer (“C”) under the VACI. Although the country has below average dependence on farmed animal production and low consumption of animal products, its legislative protection of farmed animals is inadequate.
Algeria slaughters around 7.4 animals per person per year, lower than the global average of 10.1. Chickens and other farmed birds make up around 78% of Algeria's farmed animal population, with most of the remainder made up of ruminants. The farming of ruminants is mostly extensive. However, about 20% of livestock comes from intensive production systems, with intensive dairying mostly taking place in the north of the country.
Algeria is rated as a very poor ("F") performer under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved the worst rating ("G") under the same index. This is due to Algeria's inadequate legislative protections for farmed animals and low government accountability. Learn more about the quality of Algeria's legislative protections on the API here.