• 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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Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Morocco 2019

The agriculture sector remains the main driver of economic growth, contributing 19% to GDP. The Green Morocco Plan, which was launched in 2008 and runs until 2020, is the national agricultural policy. The plan is responsible for generating sector growth as well as preparing for future challenges, such as food security, climate change and an increasingly competitive global market. Although the...

A number of key developments in the country are expected to support economic growth in the coming years. A rapidly improving business environment and infrastructural base, the gradual liberalisation of the local currency and increased investment into export-oriented industries are all set to raise living standards and drive the emergence of a large national middle class.

Le Maroc s’emploie actuellement à accroître la visibilité de son agriculture biologique au sein du royaume comme à l’étranger dans un contexte de demande en hausse, le développement du secteur étant en outre perçu par les responsables politiques comme un bon moyen de doper la valeur ajoutée agricole.

 

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,...

 

Rice is one of the major food staples consumed in Ghana, but one in which the country is food insecure, with consumption outstripping domestic production and 66% of rice consumed being imported. The economic costs of relying on imported rice are high and rising. Between 2007 and 2015 the amount spent on imported rice rose from $151m to $1.2bn...

 

Ghana’s agricultural sector is dominated by small-scale farmers, who make up 80% of the farming population. The reliance on smallholders presents challenges for food distribution because crop output is geographically dispersed across the country’s different ecological zones and results in high levels of post-harvest loss as food is transported...