Rabat - The European Union (EU) has granted Morocco a donation 60 million euros to develop the country's agriculture sector.
Rabat – The European Union (EU) has granted Morocco a donation 60 million euros to develop the country’s agriculture sector.
The grant, which will be paid over four years starting from 2014, will support the Pillar II of the Moroccan Green Plan, aiming to contribute to improving the income of small farmers by taking into consideration the preservation of natural resources.
This program will develop several production sectors in the target regions (olives, dates, almonds, sheep meat), to integrate more youth and women to the Pillar II of the Green Morocco Plan, promote several local products and increase the operational and monitoring capacities of the Agriculture and Fisheries ministry.
Agriculture, rural development and fisheries sectors are at the heart of relations between the EU and Morocco. The EU has allocated nearly 2.6 billion dirhams over the last 30 years to these sectors.