Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch held a meeting on Friday with representatives of the Moroccan Confederation of Agriculture and Rural Development (Comader) and the Moroccan Interprofessional Federation for the Production and Export of Fruits and Vegetables (FIFEL ) and other stakeholders in the field of agriculture to discuss the problems and solutions of the sector in the face of soaring prices.
These meetings were devoted to the examination of the means of restoring the balance of the production chains within the framework of the “green generation” strategy, which were impacted by the rise in the prices of agricultural inputs, the drought, as well as by the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic and those of the war in Ukraine, indicates the department of the Head of Government, noting that they were “an opportunity to also examine the means capable of ensuring the fall in the prices of agricultural products and to increase the level of permanent supply of the national market.
During these meetings, the Head of Government encouraged professionals in the sector to ensure the permanent supply of the national market and the preservation of the balance of production chains, in order to guarantee the abundance of products at affordable prices. reasonable and lessen the impact of rising prices on citizens.
He recalled in this regard that the government ensures, thanks to the monitoring mechanisms set up with professionals, to establish a balance between export and supply of the national market.
Akhannouch also underlined the importance of streamlining the management of water resources and finding innovative solutions in this area, assuring that government departments are working to accelerate water desalination projects in order to overcome the problem. water stress.
It should be noted that the Head of Government began this series of meetings with a meeting with members of the office of the Moroccan Confederation of Agriculture and Rural Development (COMADER), during which emphasis was placed on the commitment of the government to support and assist professionals and place them at the heart of the debate around the development of national agriculture and rural development.
This meeting also made it possible to address the challenges facing national agriculture, in particular those relating to food sovereignty, water stress, rising prices, supplying the national market, the sustainability of agriculture. national level, as well as improving the living conditions of farmers.
Akhannouch then held a meeting with members of the Moroccan Interprofessional Federation for the Production and Exportation of Fruits and Vegetables (FIFEL), which was an opportunity to discuss the conditions for the production of fruits and vegetables in the Kingdom, to highlight the prospects for the development of the sector, to examine the means of improving the social and economic situation of farmers, as well as the means of dealing with the difficulties which confront professionals in the production and marketing of fruit and vegetables.
He closed this series of meetings with a meeting with the presidents of the chambers of agriculture, which made it possible to reaffirm that the royal project for the generalization of social protection constitutes one of the fundamental pillars of the “green generation” agricultural strategy. , which attaches great importance to the human element with a view to promoting an agricultural middle class and contributing to the improvement of the living conditions and stability of the population in the rural world.
The different parties have agreed to hold future meetings, in order to monitor the permanent supply of the national market with agricultural products and lower the prices of agricultural inputs.
As a reminder, these meetings were attended by Nadia Fettah, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohammed Sadiki, Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries and Waters and Forests, and Fouzi Lekjaa, Minister Delegate in charge of the Budget. .