• Agriculture

    OBG investigates the key pressures and developments affecting local agriculture, particularly where a country is dependent on plantations or forestry to maintain GNP. It also highlights the output trends and technological advances in areas such as irrigation techniques and land reclamation.
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The agriculture sector remains the main driver of growth for Morocco’s economy, contributing 19% to GDP – divided between agriculture and agro-industry, which hold a 15% and 4% share, respectively. The sector is one of the country’s main employers with a workforce of over 4m people, including over 100,000 working in agro-industry. The Green...

 

Morocco’s tradition of using horses dates back to at least the 8th century, when the first records of the North African Barb horse was found. As a result of this long history, the government has identified the equine industry as a key pillar for development. In 2003 the Royal Equestrian Society (Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval, SOREC...

 

One of the main objectives of the Green Morocco Plan is to improve the competitiveness and value addition of the country’s agricultural products in the global marketplace. Since the plan was launched in 2008 the sector has seen a net increase of agricultural exports year-on-year.

 

Against a backdrop of increasingly severe and financially straining climate events and natural disasters, technology is poised to play an important role in maintaining and improving global agricultural output. The adoption of digital and precision farming practices has been shown to improve crop resiliency, and boost productivity and incomes,...

 

Morocco is working to raise the profile of its organic farming segment both at home and abroad by taking advantage of the rising demand for fresh and value-added organic products.

 

Fishing has historically been a key part of Morocco’s economy. The country boasts an exclusive economic zone of 1.1 sq km and a coastline of 3500 km. Plan Halieutis, the government’s strategy to develop the fisheries sector, was launched in 2009 and runs until 2020. The plan has three pillars: sustainability; performance, regarding the sector’...