Study trip: Morocco

26th and 27th March 2020
Launched in April 2008 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Plan Maroc Vert (PMV) aims at turning the agricultural sector into a priority lever of the socio-economic development in Morocco. This strategy lies in the continuity of several major projects at national level, such as job creation, fight against poverty or the environment protection. The strategy is framed around a global approach that covers all the sectors and lies on two main pillars: modern Agriculture and solidarity Agriculture.
With a contribution amounting to 13% of GDP, Agriculture remains the main job provider (38% of total jobs), followed, far behind, by the other economic sectors. With a surface of nearly 8.7 million hectares, the UAL is rich in agro-climatic systems that allows it to produce a wide range of agricultural products, but its production is focused at 60% on cereals that generate less than 10% of revenues. The Plan Maroc Vert has an ambitious program of conversion of the lands towards more effective uses, notably fruit picking and sylvopastoralism.