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Moroccan greenhouse vegetable exports slow

Vegetables
Morocco
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 20, 2024

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Morocco, a major exporter of greenhouse vegetables to the EU, is facing a challenging start to the 2023/24 export campaign due to climate change and weather events. Despite a 9% increase in sweet pepper exports from July to November 2023, the country has seen a nearly 20% decline in tomato exports. The greenhouse industry, a significant contributor to Morocco's economy, is becoming increasingly susceptible to droughts, water shortages, and natural disasters.
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Morocco, a major player on the global scene in greenhouse vegetable exports, is facing a setback due to climate change and weather events. The Kingdom, whose exports had seen rapid growth in recent years, is now experiencing a sharp decline in tomato exports, while cucumber exports are stagnating. Sweet pepper exports are succeeding in doing well. Between July and November 2023, Morocco exported 48 thousand tons of sweet pepper, recording a notable increase of 9% compared to the same period of the previous season. On the other hand, tomato exports plunged by almost 20%, reaching only 206 thousand tonnes, while cucumber shipments remained stable at 6.7 thousand tonnes. Morocco, still the leader in fruit and vegetable exports to the EU, is experiencing the start of the 2023/24 export campaign which is not very promising for Moroccan exporters, despite their impressive performances in the past. The period between 2017 and 2022 saw cucumber exports triple, propelling Morocco to become ...
Source: Agrimaroc
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