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Moroccan agri-food exports at 3.1 million tons

In terms of volume, Morocco’s exports of agro-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign. This is the first time in history, said to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture.

Exports of agro-food products recorded a growth of 97% with share of about 21% compared the total exports of Morocco during the 2010-2018, the Ministry of Agriculture said. The revenues from export of agro-food products increased from MAD 29.3 billion in 2010 to 57.7 billion ($5.97 billion) in 2018.

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says that Agriculture is highly important to the economy and people of Morocco.

FAO also notes that the sector contributes about 20 percent to GDP and 30 percent to export earnings. Agriculture according to the global body absorbs approximately 40 percent of the total active population in Morocco and 80 percent of the rural workforce. The National Union of Associations of the wholesale markets of vegetables and fruits of Morocco says that the industry generates more than MAD 350 million annually.

Source: medafricatimes.com

 


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