Posts Tagged ‘Agriculture’

Morocco Year In Review 2015 | Zawya

An Oxford Business Group report on Morocco’s economy in 2015 and beyond credits reform and strategic investment for a positive outlook: A strong agriculture harvest put Morocco on course to post healthy growth in 2015, while structural reforms, together with strategic diversification plans targeting key sectors and regions, are also beginning to yield results. Ratings agency Fitch described 2015 as a year marked by exceptionally strong agricultural output, with Morocco ...

Government-Approved Super Food: Threatened Moroccan fig cultivars may provide security to rural Moroccans | High Atlas Foundation

by Ida Sophie Winter, Project Manager, High Atlas Foundation Moroccan fig trees are a part of Ahmed Hakam. Until he was nine years old, Ahmed never ventured outside of his birth village near the northern city of Ouezzane. He vividly remembers the local fig harvest, when, every year, he, his mother and scores of women and their children from nearby villages would gather to dry figs on palm shrub leaves. ...

In Second Leg of Four-Country Africa Tour, King Mohammed VI Promotes Sustainable Agriculture in Guinea-Bissau

Morocco, Guinea-Bissau Sign 16 Cooperation Agreements Washington, DC, May 29, 2015 (MACP) — On Thursday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI traveled from Dakar, Senegal to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, where he and Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz announced an agricultural partnership between the two countries and presided over the signing of 16 cooperation agreements. The agriculture partnership will facilitate the exchange of best practices in ten specific areas, including rice cultivation, ...

Resetting South-South Cooperation – Jean R. AbiNader

Morocco’s Win-Win Development Partnerships Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 23, 2014 King Mohammed VI’s energizing vision of Morocco’s role as a platform for business development in central, west, and Atlantic Coast Africa resulted in a number of initiatives in 2014. The critical value of several of these projects was recently highlighted in a new publication released by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: Transatlantic ...

Africa ‘Must Rethink Approach to Agriculture Investment’ [Wall Street Journal]

Morocco’s Agriculture Minister Aziz Akhannouch on how Africa can improve its agriculture: [...] The World Bank estimates that Africa could more than triple the value of its food output from $313 billion a year to $1 trillion if its governments were to “radically rethink their policies and support to agriculture.” Akhannouch says African governments could attract more investment by better defining the value proposition for investors—something Morocco has done as ...
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