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Expo 2020 Dubai: Sadiki presents the “Green Generation 2020-2030” agricultural strategy

The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohammed Sadiki, participated, Monday by videoconference, in the ministerial meeting of the Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) organized in Dubai.

A press release from the ministry specifies that in his intervention at the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai, the minister indicated that Morocco has made science, innovation and technology a centerpiece of its its “Generation Green 2020-2030” agricultural strategy, based on the transformation of the food system.

This was done by giving priority to the human element, combined with the sustainability and consolidation of agricultural development, with the challenge of strengthening the resilience and sustainability of agricultural development and the preservation of natural resources in the face of the problem of climate change, underlines the minister, quoted in the press release.

He added that commitments are being made to push the boundaries of research, innovation and technology to meet the challenges of climate change, by doubling investment in climate-smart agriculture and innovation. in food systems, calling for the development of partnerships to promote knowledge sharing.

Among the objectives set within the framework of the agricultural strategy, the promotion of direct seeding to reach 1 million hectares of cereals in direct seeding by 2030, said the press release, noting that this technology is known to improve yields. , especially under water-stressed conditions, improve carbon sequestration and maintain soil fertility and moisture.

The Agricultural Innovation for Climate Mission is a joint initiative of the United Arab Emirates and the United States, launched in November 2021 as part of the Climate Summit (COP26), to which Morocco has joined. This initiative aims to increase and accelerate innovation in agriculture and food systems through scientific collaboration on agriculture-related climate issues, capacity building, knowledge sharing and deployment of climate-smart solutions. , the statement concludes.




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