The International Perfume Foundation thanks Kenza Ben Menni, Director of the Jardin du Hamma, Hamdane Allalou and Menouer Zidane (IPF Algeria) for the excellent organisation. Thank you to all sponsors and partners of the event.
In Algeria, groups of remarkable women have been making significant strides in the agricultural sector. Through their tireless efforts and entrepreneurial spirit, they have established cooperatives focused on cultivating aromatic plants and producing essential oils. These women are not only transforming their own lives but also contributing to the growth of the local economy and promoting sustainable practices.
At the heart of these cooperatives is the cultivation of aromatic plants. Algerians are harnessing their knowledge of local flora to grow a diverse range of plants such as geranium rosa, rosemary, thyme and lemongrass. Through careful cultivation practices, they maintain the quality and purity of these plants, ensuring that they are suitable for essential oil production.
The cooperative members utilize traditional and sustainable techniques to extract essential oils from the aromatic plants they grow. These oils are renowned for their therapeutic properties and are in high demand in various industries, including perfumes, cosmetics, aromatherapy, and personal care.
One of the remarkable aspects of these cooperatives is their commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.
Algerians prioritize organic farming techniques, avoiding the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides. Through their efforts, they promote biodiversity, protect natural resources, and contribute to the preservation of Algeria's rich ecosystems.
The cooperative farming model not only empowers women and youth but also generates economic opportunities for the local community.
By producing high-quality essential oils, these cooperatives are tapping into both domestic and international markets. Their products are gaining recognition for their authenticity and purity, creating a niche for Algerian aromatic plants and essential oils in the global market.
Beyond their immediate impact, these Algerians are inspiring future generations to pursue careers in agriculture and entrepreneurship.