Agriculture: towards a balance between exports and domestic market supply

Professionals in the agricultural sector have highlighted, Friday in Rabat, the need to maintain a balance between exports and domestic market supply, as part of efforts to ensure the decline in prices of agricultural products and increase the level of permanent supply of the domestic market. 

Speaking on the sidelines of a series of meetings held by the Head of Government with representatives of the Moroccan Confederation of Agriculture and Rural Development (Comader), the Moroccan Interprofessional Federation of Production and Export of Fruits and Vegetables (FIFEL) and the presidents of the Chambers of Agriculture, professionals have noted the imperative to find the necessary mechanisms to facilitate the return of agricultural prices to lower levels, while ensuring the preservation of Morocco’s image at the international level through its exports 

As such, the President of the Chamber of Agriculture of Souss Massa, Youssef Jebha, called for the support of producers and all stakeholders to find a solution to this problem and take all necessary measures to achieve a price level “reasonable”. 

For his part, the president of Comader, Rachid Benali, stressed that the problem of supply and rising prices of agricultural products has its origins in particular climate change, water stress, the geopolitical crisis, the problem of financing, as well as the multiplicity of intermediaries and speculators. 

For his part, the president of FIFEL, Lahoucine Adardour, highlighted the important issues that hamper the production of tomatoes and other vegetables, namely drought, water stress and temperatures difficult to predict, stressing the need to preserve the place of Morocco on the international market by preserving its exports. 

Large-scale pledges 

The President of the Interprofessional Federation of Citrus, M’hamed El-Oultiti, has highlighted the importance of this type of meeting to find solutions to current problems, including that of rising prices of agricultural products, stressing the importance of close collaboration between the government and professionals in the field to achieve the desired goal. 

Held in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah, the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohamed Sadiki, and the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, responsible for the Budget, Fouzi Lekjaa, This series of meetings was devoted to the examination of ways to restore the balance of production chains under the strategy “Generation Green”, which have been impacted by rising prices of agricultural inputs, drought, as well as the impact of the pandemic of Covid-19 and those of the war in Ukraine.

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