Morocco: Increase in citrus production expected

Production in many Moroccan fruit sectors is expected to increase after the decline from the previous season. Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch, forecasts that the production of the main fruit sectors should register a significant increase, despite the constraints related to the climate and the Covid-19 crisis.

The Minister noted that the production of citrus is expected to increase by 29% compared to the previous season, while attributing such a predictable performance to the increase in production of new citrus plantations under the Green Morocco Plan.

Akhannouch claims that the expected production of olives should register an increase of 14% compared to the previous season, specifying that this increase is due to several factors, in particular the positive impact of rainfall in April and May.

In addition to this, reports that date production will be up 4% compared to the previous year, thanks in particular to the beneficial impact of climatic conditions, believing that this development bears witness to the success and effectiveness of the diversification program which is one of the main pillars of the Green Morocco Plan.

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