Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change
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The Moroccan "Plan Maroc Vert"

Morocco has launched its new national agricultural strategy, the Plan Maroc Vert (PMV), in 2008. The PMV objective is to make agriculture the driving force for economic growth. It aims at doubling agriculture’s added value within a decade through a comprehensive overhauling of the sector’s structure in terms of cropping patterns, land tenure, and agricultural taxation. The national strategy seeks to increase productivity and improve food security by providing a roadmap for investment programs in the agri-food sector and implementing a series of systemic public sector reforms. The PMV will transform the currently underperforming agricultural sector into a source of growth for the country, developing high-value and high-performing agriculture (Pillar I), and combating rural poverty by supporting small farmers in marginal areas (Pillar II).

Under the Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change, adaptation activities are financed by the “Climate Change integration project in PMV implementation” (PICCPMV). These activities are analyzed in order to assess their potential contribution to mitigation. Indeed, agricultural practices can at the same tine improve the resilience towards climate changes (adaptation) and have a positive impact on carbon sequestration (mitigation).

Within this perspective, three out of the ten Pillar II projects including a PICCPMV sub-projects have been analysed with EX-ACT, as well as the PMV in its entirety.

Main outputs


Project FEM1-3-4


Total carbon balance

-0.12 / -0.001 / -0.18 Mt eq-CO2

-53.5 Mt eq-CO2

Carbon balance/ha

-74.5 / -11.4 / -82.1
 t eq-CO2

 -24.4 t eq-CO2

Carbon balance/ha/year

-2.48 / -0.57 / -2.74
 t eq-CO2

-1.22 t eq-CO2