SocietyOrganic farming booming in Morocco

Organic farming booming in Morocco


Morocco has experienced a boom in organic and organic agriculture for a few years, thanks to strong local demand and especially export.

Organic farming is booming in Morocco with 10,300 hectares of organic crops in 2020 against only 4,000 in 2011. “This remains far below the potential of an agricultural country like Morocco,” Reda told AFP Tahiri, the president of the Moroccan Union of Organic Agriculture Producers, noting a timid take-off of organic production of olive, citrus and almond crops in the regions of Marrakech, Rabat or even Souss- Massa.

Morocco now intends to promote organic, considered as a “priority” through the implementation of the government Green Morocco Plan. In this perspective, the Ministry of Agriculture plans to experiment with organic farming on an area of ​​100,000 ha by 2030 and achieve a production of 900,000 tonnes per year, intended for the local market (one third). and for export (two thirds). According to the Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development, the kingdom cultivated barely 1,200 hectares in 2013, of which 81 were intended for organic farming.

In 2020, Morocco exported only 14,000 tonnes of fresh (fruits and vegetables) and processed products (citrus juice, frozen strawberries or olive oil) out of nearly 130,000 tonnes, to the European Union, Canada , Switzerland or the United States. “We must raise awareness among consumers and increase the profit margins of producers if we want to promote organic,” insists Reda Tahiri.

The Moroccan Blog
The Moroccan Blog
The Moroccan Blog is an English based newsblog dedicated to Morocco. You can find here all news from Morocco across a variety of topics: Arts & Culture, Economy & Business, Lifestyle, Moroccan Sahara, MRE, Society, Tourism & Travel and more.

Latest news

Coffee: Morocco, 2nd largest market in the MENA region

Moroccan households are expected to spend around 13 billion dirhams on coffee products, according to a study by Fitch...

Electronic visa: 4241 requests received to date

A total of 4,241 electronic visa applications have been received to date, of which 540 are Express applications, said...

Speech of the Throne: The King urges the Algerian presidency to work hand in hand

His Majesty King Mohammed VI pleaded for a Morocco and an Algeria working hand in hand to establish normal...

Must read

Aeronautics: Swiss Pilatus chooses Morocco

Pilatus has just signed a contract with Sabca Maroc...

World University Rankings: Here are the six Moroccan universities ranked

Six Moroccan universities appear in the World University Rankings...

Apple soon at Morocco Mall

The apple brand will strengthen its presence in Morocco....

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you