How OAIC cereals board provides daily bread to Algerians despite Ukraine war and scandals

The logo of the Office algérien interprofessionnel des céréales (OAIC) on a silo in the port of Algiers.
The logo of the Office algérien interprofessionnel des céréales (OAIC) on a silo in the port of Algiers. © Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
Algeria's national cereals board, the OAIC, is the focus of major government spending and a key political tool for its bilateral relationship with France. The organisation is tasked with ensuring Algeria is supplied with wheat, despite the current high prices and the sometimes competing demands of millers, bakers and consumers. Its bosses know they are on the chopping block. [...] (1355 words)
Issue dated 15/04/2022 Reading time 6 minutes
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