Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch:

'Smart agriculture is a priority for Morocco'

Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch spoke at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) on Saturday in Berlin about the potential of digitizing Moroccan agriculture.

He said Morocco has made progress, including using satellite imagery, the internet, and mobile phones in agriculture. Morocco’s agricultural products are sold in France and elsewhere but “Morocco should double down on efforts to promote them in the demanding German market,” he added.

Agriculture digitization is a priority in the Ministry of Agriculture’s strategy, he said, citing the 2017 World Bank study on farming digitization in Morocco as supporting this trend.

Fruits and vegetables make up 90% of Moroccan agricultural exports, according to the agriculture ministry. The European Parliament passed the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement on January 16.

The 11th GFFA took place in Berlin from January 17 to 19 and discussed the subject “Agriculture goes digital – Smart solutions for future farming.”


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