With Algeria's five-year Canadian wheat import around 1 million tonnes and rising each year, the New Crop Mission representatives presented 2019 crop and performance metrics, 2019 grading factors and the benefits of Canada's high-quality wheat to over 80 private industry and government members in Algeria.
- A good amount of interest in Canadian farming practices including zero tillage and use of nitrogen as a fertilizer.
- Concern expressed about Canadian wheat moisture and how it will impact quality with Algeria's current storage set-up.
- New freight on board requirements for Algeria might be a market barrier for Canadian wheat.
"In every case, the buyers were keen interested in what our farming practices are - why we do what we do, how we make decisions and how we look after our crops. Speaking directly to our end-users is an amazing way to learn what it is they care about when considering which producer to buy from."
Jake Leguee, Director, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission