"We have laid the basis for 50 greenhouses with an investment programme", says the Minister. "In four to five years, there will no longer be a shortage." According to statistics, production has remained stable. The country is also working on having a complete domestic supply of apples, pears and grapes within the same time frame. The acreage used for these crops is steadily increasing.
In Morocco, Russia has become the most important export market for agricultural products. Russia has a share of 97% of the export stream. This is according to figures published by the Moroccan Ministry. "In 2016, Morocco exported 351 000 tonnes of agricultural products to Russia. In addition, last year the kingdom became this country's most important tomato supplier", says the Minister. Citrus also forms a large part of the export volumes. The relationship between the two countries has strengthened in recent years.