Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch has released a statement saying that the country’s exports of vegetables and fruits totaled 474,000 tons until January. According to Akhannouch, the exports of fruits and vegetables showed an increase of 9%, compared to the same season last year.
This increase focused on tomato and citrus fruit exports. The minister said Morocco’s exports of tomatoes totalled 260,000 tons by January, representing an increase of 1%. Exports of citrus fruits until January amounted to 286,300, representing an increase of 12%.
Until January, Morocco’s exports of processed fruits included 69,800 tons of frozen strawberries and 21,000 tons of fruit juice and nectar.
Despite various difficulties related to the pandemic, “Morocco has been able to maintain sufficient production rate to keep with the upward trend in exports, with productivity at reasonable levels,” Akhannouch told moroccoworldnews.com.
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