AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY: 1st MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY: 1ST MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY: 1ST MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

The agri-food industry is currently considered one of mainstays of Morocco’s economy.
The country has in fact more than 2300 corporates operating in 18 agri-food activities, generating a turnover of 11.5 billion dollars (~108 billion dirhams) in 2018.

This performance is achieved within the framework of a strategy offering important support measures to investors who choose Morocco and its diverse agricultural environment as a destination to develop their activities.

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FLOURISHING AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY

FLOURISHING AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY

The agri-food sector offers significant development opportunities to respond to the increasing demand of one billion consumers in local and African markets. 

In this perspective, the kingdom targets ambitious objectives such as the creation of 300 new industrial units, recording an additional added value of 1,3 billion dollars (~12.6 billion Dirhams), the generation of an additional turnover of 4,1 billion dollars (~39.8 billion dirhams) and an exporting turnover of more than 1.2 billion dollars (~11.6 billion dirhams) as well as the upgrade of the currently implemented production base.
FLOURISHING AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY
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Country’s security and safety in Africa
28th worldwide (WEF)
 53rd
Doing Business 2020 (RBM)
 1er
Financial center in Africa
 (GFCI- 2019)
3rd EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

3rd EXPORTING SECTOR IN MOROCCO

Contributing by up to 26 % to the Industrial GDP with the ambition of creating more than 38000 jobs, the agri-food industry is strengthened by the proximity to European, African and American markets and an investment offer that constantly generates local and international opportunities.
The sector’s ecosystems work in a synergy to put Morocco on the map of the agri-food industry. These ecosystems include:
  • Fruits and vegetables processing
  • Valorization of citruses , fruits and vegetable
  • Olive oil
  • Dairy Products
  • Biscuits, confectionery and chocolate industry
  • Processed meat industry
  • Pasta and couscous
A rich and diverse agricultural heritage presenting long periods of harvest thanks to soil and climate diversity.
  • 7.8  billion hectares of agricultural areas (12.5% of the country’s total area)
  • An increase of the irrigation capacity by +288% in 10 years
The sector is driven by dedicated industrial zones hosting companies operating infood processing, aquaculture and logistics including: 
  • The Agropole of Meknes
  • The Haliopolis of Agadir
  • The Atlantic free zone of Kenitra
  • The agropole of berkane
  • Tangier free zone
  • The agropole of Beni-Mellal ;
  • The industrial zone of Boujdour

The sector benefits from qualified human resources who graduated from renowned Moroccan and international universities and schools.

Morocco is a connected platform located only 14  km from Europe with the best maritime connectivity in Africa
  • 19  international airports throughout the Kingdom
  • 14  ports with cutting-edge infrastructures dedicated to trade and export, including the port of Tanger Med which is connected to 186 ports worldwide 
  • Motorway network of over 1800  kilometers 
  • 1 st High Speed ​​Train in Africa.

Ecosystems

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