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Morocco Becomes A Major Olive Oil Producer | Globe Newswire

The Green Morocco plan is showing big results in olive oil production and export:

globe newswireThe Moroccan Center for Export Promotion, the export arm of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, today announced Morocco has become one of the largest olive oil producers in Africa and worldwide by nearly doubling a net production in six years to 1.5+ million metric tons.

Morocco, which is already the second-largest global exporter of table olives, benefits from the implementation of national agricultural development plan Green Morocco, started in 2008 and designed to transform the agricultural sector into a stable source of growth, competitiveness and inclusive economic development. The Green Morocco plan set a target of 1.2 million hectares of planted olive area and 2.5 million metric tons of oil produced by 2020…[full story]

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