Viticulture is taking more and more ground in the provinces of El-Jadida and Sidi Bennour, especially table vines. The cultivation of grapes covers, during the current agricultural season, 13,267 ha.
As one of the regions known for the quality of their table grapes, the Doukkala region is experiencing significant growth in viticulture. According to statistics from the regional directorate of agriculture of the Casablanca-Settat region, this crop contributes up to 27% of the national production of table grapes.
The cultivation of grapes constitutes a sector with a strong potential for growth and development of the provinces of El-Jadida and Sidi-Bennour.
The regional agriculture directorate works to support and accompany this sector with a view to enhancing and developing it.
Since the start of the agricultural season, the province of El-Jadida has recorded rainfall of 323 mm against 140 mm at the same period last season, an increase of 131%.
The 2020-2021 agricultural campaign in the province of Sidi Bennour was marked by heavy rainfall which contributed to the improvement of agricultural production, reviving the hope of farmers.
The province recorded record rainfall evenly distributed and reaching 245 mm against 145 mm last year, an increase of 75%.
It should also be noted that the Doukkala region is one of the main production regions for table vines.
Nationally, the vineyard occupies an area of around 49,000 ha for a production of 230,000 T including 38,200 ha and 172,000 T of table vines and 10,800 ha and 58,000 T of vines.
The main production regions for table vines (Vitis vinifera) are Doukkala, Haouz, Benslimane, Rabat-Salé, Khémisset and Essaouira which total 71% of the total area.
For the vines from the vat, most of the vineyards are concentrated in the regions of El Hajeb, Khémisset, Meknès, Gharb and Moulouya which hold more than 88% of the total area.