Moroccan agricultural sector continues to grow | Fresh Plaza
Morocco’s Green Plan has pushed the country’s agriculture towards more efficient and exportable produce, giving a boost to the economy:
The Moroccan agricultural sector recorded a 7.6% annual growth between 2008 and 2014, while its agro-food exports grew by 34% in the same period, as reported by the country’s Minister of Agriculture, Aziz Ajanuch.
Ajanuch made this statement at the opening of the eighth edition of the Conference on Agriculture of the city of Meknes (central Morocco), prior to the great Moroccan Agricultural Show (SIAM).
According to the Minister, these figures are the result of the Plan “Green Morocco”, an ambitious agricultural modernization project launched in 2008, which has allowed the agricultural GDP to grow by an average of 48% in rural environments between 2008 and 2013.
Ajanuch stressed the importance of agriculture for the country’s overall GDP, and said the Green Morocco Plan has been “strictly monitored” since its launch, achieving an “unprecedented dynamism.”
The Green Morocco Plan has contributed to strengthening exports, especially of argan oil, beans, olive oil, olives, tomatoes and clementines…[Full Story]