Unusual rising temperatures in October are causing concern among farmers in Morocco, putting additional pressure on the upcoming agricultural season.
The high temperatures are exacerbating water scarcity and delaying planting, particularly in regions known for sugar beet cultivation like El Gharb and Loukos.
Farmers from those regions told MoroccoLatestNews that they are considering abandoning this costly and low-yield farming due to the unfavorable conditions.
Experts warn that the heat is also taking a toll on olive trees and citrus crops, impacting agricultural productivity.
If the heat continues, farmers might refrain from planting grains and even if they intend to plant at present, the hard soil conditions due to the high temperatures could make plowing difficult, experts told MoroccoLatestNews.
This situation raises concerns about the upcoming agricultural season if the current weather patterns persist.