Morocco is Making Important Strides in Food Security and Human Development

Caitlin Dearing Scott September 20, 2017 According to a new report released by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017,” Morocco has made important progress in confronting food insecurity among its population over the past decade, echoing broader trends in the country’s human development since the ascendance of King Mohammed VI. From the 2004-2006 period to ...

Business Brief: Prominent Companies Detail Plans for Morocco; Conferences Announced on Pipeline Infrastructure and Renewable Energy; Germans and Moroccans Talk Energy

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 18, 2017 Major international companies are headed to Morocco as a base for doing business in Africa. Casablanca and Marrakech prepare to host conferences focused on business in Africa. Senior German and Moroccan officials discuss energy…in Mexico! Companies look to future in Africa from Morocco. The Moroccan economy holds many opportunities for investments, a prime sector being agri-business. KWS, the giant seed company headquartered in Germany, has invested ...

Business Brief: Popularity of Argan Oil Spurs International Competition; High-speed Train on Schedule; and Economic Indicators Improving – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 5, 2017 Growing demand for argan oil has spawned competitors to Morocco’s industry; latest report shows progress of high-speed train construction is on track, while the latest economic news is largely favorable for Morocco’s economic growth. Argan market continues expansion as international competition increases. According to Grand View Research, as reported in the Digital Journal, the argan oil market exceeded 1300 million tons in 2016. ...

Business Brief: Morocco Set to Host International Conferences on Aviation and Sustainable Development; Announces Large Scale Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Projects; and Looks Ahead to Building its Agricultural Sector – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 18, 2017 Several international conferences have announced plans for events in Morocco. Key transportation, ports, and highway projects have been announced, as well as further investments in urban development, desalination/solar energy initiatives, and agricultural sector improvements. Upcoming conferences. The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference, will hold a one-day conference on September 11 in Marrakech. It has announced a full roster of ...

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