Moroccan agricultural exports grow by 8% despite the pandemic and the drought

Despite the onset of the pandemic and the long periods of drought in Morocco, the country increased its agricultural exports by 8%, stated Morocco's Minister of Agriculture, Aziz Ajanuch.

The products with the best export results were tomatoes, which registered a 5% increase in sales, vegetables (+12%), berries (+22%), and watermelons (+44%). Citrus exports are expected to increase by 10% this season due to the limited supply of our main competitors, said the minister.

In total, the country's agri-food exports amount to almost 40,000 million dirhams (about 4,000 million euro); a significant income of foreign currency in a year in which other sectors, such as the tourism sector, have collapsed.

The good performance of the sector in one of the driest seasons of the decade, which caused cereal production to collapse to 4 million tons, is remarkable.



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