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Detail

Area
Morocco
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
24/04/2014
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Signed an agreement with sector representatives to see MAD 270 million (USD 33 million) invested in rice production in Morocco through 2020. The accord aims to have 11 000 hectares come under paddy in six years’ time, reverting recent declines in plantings, and to raise average yields by 14 percent to 8.0 tonnes per hectare. Interventions to this end will include the promotion of efficient use of irrigation water and other inputs, as well as improvements in storage and processing facilities.
Notes
Exchange rate as of 15 March 2014.