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Presentation of the sector

The agricultural sector contributes with 19% to the national GDP, divided between agriculture (15%) and agro-industry (4%). This sector employs over 4 million people including about 100,000 in agro-industry.

The new agricultural strategy, Green Morocco Plan, established by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing, aims to consolidate the success achieved and to meet new challenges facing Morocco's competitiveness and opening of markets.

Value proposition

  • Green Morocco Plan designed to promote the development of the entire agricultural and territorial potential. The new Moroccan agricultural sector is meant to be open to all using different strategies depending on the targeted issues.
  • Green Morocco Plan will contribute to GDP with 174 billion dirhams, creating 1.15 million jobs by 2020 and triple the income of nearly 3 million people in rural areas.
  • Green Morocco Plan focuses on two pillars.

    • The accelerated development of a modern and competitive agriculture, vital for the national economy, through the realization of a thousand new projects with high added value in both productions and agro-food
    • Support to smallholder agriculture through the implementation or professionalization of 545 projects of small farms in difficult rural areas, thereby promoting greater productivity, greater recovery of production and sustainability of farm income . This second pillar also seeks the conversion of cereal crops with higher value added (or less sensitive to precipitation) and processing of local products.
  • To strengthen the projects of these two pillars, the VMS is based on projects consisting of the so-called cross-sector framework redesign and improvement of water policies, land tenure and the This plan revolves around the concept of aggregation for overcoming constraints to the fragmentation of land ownership patterns, while providing access to aggregated holdings of modern production techniques, finance and markets. It is based on the implementation of a new wave of investment around new players with high managerial ability.
  • The regional declination of the Green Morocco Plan in farm aims to build a regional vision and a regionalized agricultural production, eco-balance between two pillars and to mobilize regional and national funds, credit agencies, and investors as well as other donors wishing to support Morocco in the implementation of this Plan. 


Measures used

  • Total Investment: 10 billion dirhams per year in the horizon of 2020
  • Creation of 6 agropoli (Meknes, Berkane, Souss, Gharb, Tadla and Haouz)


  • Creating of the AGENCY FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (ADA), which oversees the implementation of Green Morocco Plan. 

For more information, download the pdf on the agricultural strategy.

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