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VideoSeptember 18, 2023

Morocco Farmers Fight Drought With Better Agriculture Practices

Morocco’s agricultural heartland has been hit hard by climate change.  Successive droughts, interspersed with unexpected violent storms, have accelerated the adoption of new approaches for farming and water resource management.   The World Bank is supporting Morocco across a range of programs to address the challenges.

Three other projects and programs, the “Strengthening Agri-Food Value Chains” and the “Green Generation” Programs-For-Results, and the more recent Resilient and Sustainable Water in Agriculture (RESWAG) project, are helping to promote investment in the agrifood sector, create additional jobs especially for youth, boost rural incomes, increase the sector's added value, and develop agrifood exports while increasing the resilience to the multiple crisis. Results achieved so far under the Strengthening Agri-Food Value Chains program have been impressive with the construction of the new wholesale market in Rabat almost completed, and positive impacts in crucial value chains such as 765,684 tons of citrus fruit packaged and exported in 2022 (against 566.800 T in 2017), plus 100,937 tons of olives (against 73.129 T in 2017) and 14,130 tons of high-quality olive oil (against 10.000 T in 2017).