Morocco grows berries on almost 9,000 hectares, in a very mild and favorable climate for cultivation, especially in winter, because there are no frosts in the north or south. It currently produces fruit from mid-September to mid-June and the local industry is looking to introduce more plants and varieties to expand its window.
The political and economic stability of Morocco, added to its modernization, its openness to the outside and its privileged geographical location allow it to act as a bridge between Europe and Africa.
Said Bahajin, commercial director of Chile in Morocco, maintains that Morocco represents a gateway to Africa due to the multiple agreements it has with the other countries of the continent. He said: "To this is added the counter-seasonality of agricultural production, which supposes a great opportunity for fresh fruit companies .”
Morocco has several agreements signed with the Arab countries in addition to the free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates, which makes Morocco an important hub for the markets of the Arab countries of North Africa and the Menasa region.
Taking into account that agriculture represents 13% of the Moroccan economy and that it encompasses 40% of its population, in addition to the geographical, climatic and logistical potentialities, and the great facilities it offers for investment, it is possible to promote a Great plan for Chilean and Latin American companies to invest in that country.
According to blueberriesconsulting.com, Morocco's exports reach more than 40 countries, most of them to Europe, shipping destination for 98% of strawberries, 99% of raspberries and 89% of blueberries. The Moroccan industry has had a steady increase in terms of exports, especially in blueberries and raspberries.