The agriculture sector remains the main driver of economic growth, contributing 19% to GDP. The Green Morocco Plan, which was launched in 2008 and runs until 2020, is the national agricultural policy. The plan is responsible for generating sector growth as well as preparing for future challenges, such as food security, climate change and an increasingly competitive global market. Although the sector has seen positive performances in the 2018/19 season, there is still room for growth. There are two years left to complete the objectives of the plan, and further financing will be required to achieve these. Moreover, Morocco will need to position itself strategically to be able to endure the impact of climate change and unpredictable weather conditions, and ensure the agriculture sector’s resilience and continued growth, as well as the country’s food security.
This chapter contains an interview Mohammed Fikrat, President, National Federation of Agribusiness, and CEO, Cosumar.