A report published by the World Economic Forum recently praised Morocco’s efforts in terms of food security indicators. In this regard, “the Moroccan Agricultural Development Agency is working to attract external funding for projects that strengthen agricultural resilience to climate change,” the report says.

Smart farming research conducted by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University has prompted farmers in the arid Rehamna region to switch from wheat to more drought-tolerant quinoa and experiment with drones in agricultural fields, according to the report. to detect insect pests, water stress and soil nutrient deficiencies.

The report said Morocco’s agricultural sector and water resources were severely affected in 2022 due to the worst dry season in decades, adding that the Kingdom has launched several strategies and plans to address climate challenges, including the Morocco Plan green for agricultural development to support climate change.

The report points to agricultural activities that respect the environment, and the national energy strategy to generalize the use of energy, renewable energies, all included in the National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2030, and the National Plan Climate for the year 2030.

The Kingdom is considered one of the largest producers and exporters of phosphate and its derivatives, in particular fertilizers used in the production of agricultural equipment, which provide basic food in many poor countries, as well as in developing countries. development and rich.

Morocco produced 38 million tons of fertilizer in 2021. Although the quantities of phosphate it produces are lower than those produced by China, Morocco has the world’s largest reserves of phosphate, at 70% of the world’s reserves. , which makes it a leading country in the field of food security.

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