On-the-Ground Updates

The government is expected to continue supporting local farmers due to the dry season

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Innovation & Technology
Oumaima Bahaddi
Published Apr 14, 2020
On March 11, the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries confirmed the difficult situation of the agricultural sector this year and reports a 46% drop in rainfall compared to the average for the last thirty years. which was 256 mm. This year, the average is 143 mm.

A situation which logically affects the stocks of dams, especially agricultural ones. The filling rate of dams for agricultural use is limited to 48.6% this Tuesday, April 14 instead of 61.2% a year earlier.

The ministry therefore ended up activating emergency measures to support farmers: subsidizing animal feed, activating compensation in the context of climate insurance, unlocking new credits and restructuring farmers' debt.
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