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  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Morocco’s Sugar Production Exceeds 1.65 Million Tons Per Year

    MOROCCO, 2015/09/20 Morocco has made a great effort over the completed three years to guarantee its domestic sugar needs by increasing the in general production capacity to 1.65 million tons annually, Mounir Hassan, an official from Morocco’s Inter-Professional Federation of Sugar (FIMASUCRE), announced during the International Sugar Conference in Marrakesh. Morocco’s current annual production of sugar covers the country’s annual consumption of around 1.2 million tons.
  • Morocco in Africa - Delivering the Bread Basket

    CASABLANCA, 2015/08/24 Recent articles underscore the importance of Morocco's initiatives in West and Central Africa, specifically in the agricultural sector. In a World Bank blog, Jean-Christophe Maur, a Senior Economist in the Increase and Competitiveness Program at the World Bank Institute, argues that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which enjoys a strong working relationship with Morocco, must do additional to promote regional solutions. His blog, Feeding West Africa: An Schedule for Regional Trade, points out that "In West Africa, home of nearly 300 million people, agriculture employs 60% of the labor force. However, despite great potential, the region is increasingly dependent on food imports to meet its consumption needs; food imports have additional than tripled in the completed 10 years." This fact alone emphasizes the importance of King Mohammed VI's initiatives to enhance agricultural cooperation with ECOWAS states (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Niger) inclunding neighbors throughout Central and West Africa. Over the completed three years, he has visited additional than a dozen African nations, and signed agreements related to agriculture and human development that include Moroccan services and resources integral to a regional strategy of collaboration.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • GIEWS Country Brief Morocco 20-November-2012

    CASABLANCA, 2012/12/31 Good start to the new season
  • MCC Selects Countries Eligible for New Programs

    CANADA, 2012/12/30 At its quarterly conference December 19, the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) board of directors selected Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Morocco and Tanzania as eligible to develop proposals for new compacts, and Guatemala as eligible for a Threshold Program. "This year's selection decisions are a testament to the 'MCC Effect,' the ability of MCC to provide incentives for nations to adopt policy reforms and strengthen institutions in order to become eligible for an MCC compact," said Daniel W. Yohannes, MCC's chief executive officer.
  • Galp Energia enters into a farm-in agreement for offshore Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2012/12/08 The Portuguese company Galp Energia (Petróleos de Portugal e Gás) announced it has acquired a 50 % stake in the Tarfaya Offshore area, comprising eight exploration permits, known as Tarfaya Offshore I to VIII, located on the Atlantic Margin, offshore Morocco.
  • Galp Energia enters into a farm-in agreement for offshore Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2012/12/08 The Portuguese company Galp Energia (Petróleos de Portugal e Gás) announced it has acquired a 50 % stake in the Tarfaya Offshore area, comprising eight exploration permits, known as Tarfaya Offshore I to VIII, located on the Atlantic Margin, offshore Morocco.