Launch of ClimOliveMed Program With Morocco's Contribution
The resilience of olive agrosystems and their adjustment to climate change are at the heart of the ClimOliveMed program, launched on Thursday, bringing together several stakeholders of the Mediterranean Basin, including Morocco.
The program aims to meet the objectives of sustainable development and the promotion of scientific research on olive cultivation according to an anticipatory method, which takes into account the Mediterranean climate, the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research said in a statement.
Resulting from a collaboration with partners from France, Spain and Italy, alongside the Agropolis Institute, the program was launched during a videoconference with the participation of the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research Saaïd Amzazi, the Permanent Secretary of Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology Omar Fassi-Fehri, and the Director of the National Institute of Agronomic Research Faouzi Bekkaoui
Speaking on this occasion, Amzazi said that "the olive agrosystems are a major national challenge as they account for about 5% of the country's GDP, a regional question for the Mediterranean Basin which houses over 90% of olive groves in the world and, finally, a global issue given the ongoing increase international demand for this oil."
MAP 16 September 2021