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Morocco: Organic farming sector still expanding

Morocco’s organic farming sector has seen rapid growth in the last years, and there are no indications it is slowing. Besides the Green Morocco Plan, the country has made serious efforts to promote organic farming. Most of Morocco’s organic farming happens in eight regions. Most organic farms are located in Agadir, Azemmour, Beni Mellal, Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, Taroudant and Taza.

Most of Morocco’s organic fruit comes from Marrakech and Agadir, largely due to the favorable climate. Other fruit regions such as Meknes, Azrou, Midelt, and Errachidia have not yet established an agrobiological sector.

The majority of agrobiological produce from Morocco is intended for export. As Morocco developed its agrobiological sector, produce exports experienced significant growth, from 7,230 tonnes in 2007 to 17,000 tonnes in 2019. Most exports consist of fruits, fresh vegetables, and processed products such as food,  cosmetics made from argan oil, canned green beans, as well as products from medicinal and aromatic plants.

As reported on moroccoworldnews.com¸ the main destinations for Moroccan exports are France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Lithuania.

 

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