On Friday, Shawwal 28, 1444 AH, corresponding to May 19, 2023 AD, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God grant him victory, chaired a ministerial council at the Royal Palace in Rabat, dedicated to ratifying draft decrees related to the military field, and a set of international agreements.
At the beginning of the council’s work, His Majesty the King, may God protect him, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fishing, Rural Development, Water and Forests about the results of the current agricultural season, the measures that the government will take to support farmers due to the high prices of agricultural raw materials, as well as good preparation for the next agricultural season.
The Minister replied that although this agricultural season comes in the context of successive years of drought, it is expected that grain production will be estimated at 55 million quintals, an increase of 62 percent compared to the last season (34 million quintals). This season is the best compared to the last five years, which experienced a similar rain deficit.
The Minister also affirmed that the government, in implementation of the royal directives, will start implementing a program to support farmers, with a financial envelope estimated at ten billion dirhams, and that includes subsidizing imported fodder intended for livestock and poultry; subsidizing imported agricultural raw materials, in order to reduce the cost of producing a range of vegetables and fruits; Strengthening the capabilities of financing the agricultural loan in Morocco in order to increase its intervention in supporting farmers; In addition to allocating financial funds for the import of soft wheat, to ensure regular supply to the market until December 2023.
Source: Fez News Media
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