Rabat – The World Bank is preparing a major program for the improvement of certain Moroccan agricultural sectors.
The program, announced on March 8 in Rabat by World Bank MENA Region Director Marie-Françoise Marie-Nelly, will be the second phase of the Green Morocco plan to optimize Moroccan agri-food sector throughout its value chain.
“We are in the process of preparing a major program to improve the value chain of olive and citrus farms in particular, in all aspects relating to processing, marketing, optimization of product quality and standardization”, said Marie-Nelly to the MAP, highlighting the important role of agro-industry in the Moroccan industrial economy.
This program aims to improve the integration of upstream and downstream and market access in these sectors, which are identified as priorities within the framework of the agro-industry development strategy, and to improve the quality of agro-products in addition to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in this area, she added.
Marie-Nelly, speaking at a meeting initiated by the World Bank to present the main achievements of the sector in recent years, cited “positive” and “promising” results in terms of investments in the field of agriculture.