I am very pleased to write this message through which I greet the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who, thanks to him, the Higher School of Saharan Agriculture in Adrar (ESASA) was established by Executive Decree No. 21-520 on December 26, 2021. Furthermore, on this occasion, I express my gratitude to all those who have placed their trust in me, including the Minister of Higher Education and the Rector of the University of Adrar, which hosts the school. I hope that this school will serve as an open door to modern agriculture in the Southwest region of our beloved country.
The existence of this school is not a coincidence; Algeria is undergoing significant changes in all fields, especially in agriculture, to ensure food security. However, this can only be achieved with the support of agriculture that ensures the quality of food and, above all, self-sufficiency, as seen in some countries.
Agriculture in general, and Saharan agriculture in particular, faces numerous challenges. Water scarcity, both in terms of quantity and quality, is one of them, depending on its usage. This is why it is important for the school to make its contribution as effective as possible by incorporating new technologies under the umbrella of artificial intelligence. This is the challenge for our agronomist engineers trained at the school, who will allow this sector to thrive and be at the forefront of technology. Additionally, the participation of all socio-economic actors is of utmost importance.
I cannot conclude without addressing our students who have demonstrated a rare spirit of camaraderie and patience, qualities that are seldom observed these days. I want to pay tribute to them and encourage them to give even more so that they can make their mark in the expanding field of agriculture, especially in the so-called Saharan regions.
We hope that the school will produce an elite capable of addressing all agricultural concerns throughout our beloved country.
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