Royal Will in favor of development on a human scale

The initiatives of King Mohammed VI in support of the agricultural sector have never ceased to reflect the firm will of the Sovereign to make national agriculture a lever of development with a large human dimension, particularly in particular climatic and agricultural circumstances.

The exceptional program of support for the rural world drawn up by the government, in execution of the High Royal Guidelines, in February of this year, is a great illustration of this, insofar as this initiative with a broad socio-economic scope, has the major prospect of help farmers and breeders cope with climatic difficulties and water stress.

This high royal initiative naturally comes in the wake of the consolidation of the achievements of the Green Morocco plan, but also within the framework of the far-sighted implementation of “Green Generation 2020-2030”, the Kingdom’s agricultural strategy, launched by the King in February 2020.

Thanks to ad-hoc axes and optimal implementation in the various regions of the Kingdom, the exceptional program of support for the rural world has given balm to the hearts of the farmers and breeders affected, and who have had to face a situation of water stress and a delay in the level of precipitation, which have marked this agricultural campaign.

In fact, this program of 10 billion dirhams (MMDH) which is taking place under normal conditions and registering great enthusiasm, aims to attenuate the effect of the delay observed in the level of rains and to alleviate the impact on activity. agricultural. With a proactive dimension, this program is also intended to protect the agricultural sector against the effects of the rainfall deficit.

It is in this sense that this royal initiative was highly welcomed by farmers and professionals. Responding to the expectations of affected farmers and breeders, this program should support the socio-economic situation of farmers while helping to limit the regression of the agricultural gross domestic product.

The Program is articulated, in particular, around three main axes: the first, whose cost is 3 billion dirhams, concerns the protection of animal and plant capital and the management of water scarcity.

The second targets agricultural insurance, by accelerating the implementation of drought insurance for farmers, for a capital insured by farmers reaching 1.12 billion dirhams over an area of ​​1 million hectares.

As for the third axis, with a budget of 6 billion dirhams, its objective is to reduce the financial burden of farmers and professionals.

The various measures taken within the framework of the program to reduce the impact of the rainfall deficit and the improved climatic conditions in March and April, which allowed good establishment and development of spring crops, have largely contributed to a resumption of dynamics in the agricultural sector.

Similarly, the implementation of livestock protection measures under the said program and the improvement of pastoral and fodder resources since March have led to a recovery in the live animal market.

Thus, despite the climatic conditions that punctuated the current agricultural campaign, good performance should be noted, particularly in terms of exports from the agricultural sector.

According to the latest economic report from the Department of Studies and Financial Forecasts, the export turnover of the agriculture and agri-food sector reached, at the end of the first four months of 2022, 32 .8 billion dirhams, up 15.4%.

The exported volume of citrus fruits alone reached 735,400 tonnes during the season from September 1, 2021 to June 13, 2022, up 42% compared to the same period of the previous campaign.

Concerning exports of market gardening products, their volume increased by 11% to exceed 1.4 million tons.

The result of an enlightened vision, the exceptional support program for the rural world is therefore part of the continuity of the King’s unwavering commitment to national agriculture, all in line with the principles of the “Green Generation” strategy. 2020-2030”.

“Green Generation 2020-2030” which places the human element at the heart of its concerns, aims through its first foundation to contribute to the emergence of an agricultural middle class, to energize rural youth, to develop human capital and to further structure farmers around efficient agricultural organisations.

The sustainability of agricultural development is the second foundation of this vision. Strongly linked to the human element, this foundation aims to consolidate the achievements of the Green Morocco Plan, while making a qualitative and technological leap, through specific actions on agricultural sectors, distribution chains, quality and innovation. , as well as in terms of preserving natural resources and strengthening the resilience of the sector.

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