Overview

The agricultural sector in Morocco has a strategic position in the national economy and plays an important role in the socio-economic development of the Kingdom. The agricultural sector contributes 16.5% to GDP and is a source of income for 40% of Morocco’s working population.

A vital sector 16.5% of the national GDP
Employment provider 40% of the Kingdom’s active population
Large export potential 2.2 billion USD, equal to 11% of Morocco’s total exports
Area 9.2 million hectares, 11% of which are in the irrigated area

Moroccan agriculture has several advantages, the most important are:

  • The geographical location of Morocco and its immediate proximity to the European market with logistical resources on the increase;
  • The presence of a potential and dynamic national market, which is a market with significant population growth and rising living standards;
  • A qualified and highly competitive agricultural labor;
  • Comparative advantages for several products (in particular fruit and vegetables);
  • The national presence of several models of successful agricultural and agro-industrial companies.