The irrigation component of the Bouhouda hydro-agricultural development project in the province of Taounate in Morocco is starting. The operation was launched on February 27, 2023, by the Moroccan Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests.
In order to improve agricultural production in the province of Taounate in Morocco, the government will pump water from the Bouhouda dam built on the Oued (river) Sra. The operation, recently launched by Minister Mohammed Sadiki, is one of the components of the Bouhouda hydro-agricultural development project, which has already seen the construction of several infrastructures.
Of the 55 million m3 of water retained by the Bouhouda dam, the annual volume reserved for agriculture amounts to 15 million m3. The Moroccan government will draw on this reserve to supply the drip irrigation systems that will be installed as part of this operation. At least 1850 hectares of land will be covered by the project, notably in the councils of Ain Aicha, Ain Madiouna, Rghioua, and Taounate.