The potentialities and investment opportunities abounding in the agricultural sector in Morocco were presented at a conference organized as part of the Moroccan Economic Week at Expo Dubai 2020, during which the emphasis was also placed on the achievements of the Green Morocco Plan and the axes of the “Green Generation 2020-2030” strategy.
The conference, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and which had the participation in particular of the Agricultural Development Agency (ADA), dealt with several themes focused on the achievements of the Green Morocco Plan, launched in 2008, and the potentialities investment in this promising sector.
In this sense, Redouane Arrach, director of strategy and statistics at the Ministry of Agriculture, spoke in his speech about the achievements and achievements of the Green Morocco Plan and the aspirations of the agricultural sector within the framework of the “Green Generation” strategy. , in addition to Morocco’s ambitions to achieve a sustainable food system.
The new development strategy for the agricultural sector in Morocco was based on the consolidation of the achievements and achievements within the framework of the Green Morocco Plan, as well as on the new aspirations dictated by the changes in the national and international economy, explained Mr. Arrach.
The Moroccan manager reviewed the investment opportunities offered by the sector, its achievements in the export sector as well as its offers, particularly in terms of the quality of agricultural products.
For his part, the director general of the Agricultural Development Agency (ADA), El Mahdi Arrifi, focused on the partnership between the State and the private sector in the agricultural sector, the role of the Agency in promoting agricultural investments, as well as green investment and its new challenges.
The partnership between the private sector and the State aims to attract national and foreign investments in the agricultural sector, to better exploit the stock of available agricultural land, to create a high added value, in particular at the level of production, to contribute to the development of basic production chains in the sector and to create job offers, said El Mahdi Arrifi.
As for agricultural investment, he stressed that it particularly concerns the agro-food industry in lands under the jurisdiction of the State and the contribution to the capital of companies managing partnership projects between the State and the private sector.
Thus, he indicated that the Agency participates in the architecture of projects and the support of investors in the agricultural sector through the development of means of investment promotion, the preparation of technical and economic references and the development of offers. high added value projects.
He clarified that the business climate in the Moroccan agricultural sector is promising and is characterized by a special motivation system, skills and qualified human resources, easy access to foreign markets, a subsidized financing system and a regulatory framework. appropriate.
For her part, the general manager of Morocco Foodex, Ghita El Ghorfi, noted the importance of highlighting the sustainability of the Moroccan food system which is one of the most crucial subjects at present given the global climatic conditions.
Morocco has adopted a specific and effective vision for 10 years through the Green Morocco Plan supported today by the “Generation Green” strategy, which will provide new investment opportunities in Morocco which has multiple potentialities and varied and from a distinguished geographical position, she said.