Morocco sees blueberry cultivation growing exponentially

Morocco has slowly built a reputation for its blueberry production. The ​​blueberry acreage in Morocco has increased more than 15-fold times since 2005, when the first plantations of the blue fruit were set up. More than 15 years later, its privileged location and political-environmental conditions continuously increase its annual production.

In 2005, a handful of producers started growing this fruit. For the first ten years, the year-on-year growth was small but constant, while local producers became familiar with this new berry, its behavior, and the needs it had, at that time, in the main producing area of ​​the country: Loukos Gharb, in the north of the country.

From 2015 onwards, the growth was exponential. The increase in the interannual surface had a boom, reaching a growth of up to 500 hectares per year. This was driven by the arrival of foreign capital in Morocco, which, together with now experienced farmers, increased the plantations of the fruit in Loukos Gharb and created new cultivation areas in Agadir, in the center-north of the kingdom, and Dakhla to the south. By 2020, they managed to produce 35.100 tons of blueberries, 19 times more than what was obtained in 2005.

Source: blueberriesconsulting.com


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