KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Contribution to the development of the olive oil sector, under the aegis of the Green Morocco Plan. Planting of 2,000 ha of olive trees and support to local farmers on enhancing the quality of their crops via the implementation of aggregated farming. Training in pruning, plant-health treatments, drip irrigation and harvesting techniques.
- Specificity: Contribution to the region development
- Impact: 2,000 ha of olive trees were planted and more than 200 aggregated farmers were trained

 

FUNCTIONING

SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT MODEL:
Soil treatment
> Plant-health treatments

Planting of olive trees
> 350,000 olive trees planted

Rational irrigation
Drip irrigation

SUPPORT TO FARMERS:
Procurement
> Advising farmers on procurement : selection, quality, price negociation with suppliers
> Leveraging DRA support to turn holding ponds into local irrigation system

Operations
> Connecting to relevant outsourcing solutions (plowing, plant-health treatments, local irrigation system maintenance and repair)

Sales
Securing production collection and transport
Ensuring a minimum selling price to farmers

 

SCOPE

MOROCCO
+350,000 olive trees planted
+200 farmers supported

 

BUDGET

Dh150M

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Productivity increase from 2 to 6 tons per hectare

Climate change
Optimization of soil and water management
Water consumption decrease from 6,000 to 3,000 m3/year

Sustainable dev. goals
Farmers' income increase through better productivity

 

NEXT STEPS

Extension to reach 6,000 ha and 500 farmers by 2020