Thanks to HM the King's Vision, Morocco Has Succeeded in Meeting Food Security Challenges - Official
Thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco has succeeded in meeting the food security challenges, Mounir Laymouri, Chairman of the Moroccan Association of Communal Council Presidents (AMPCC), said in Yaoundé on Thursday.
In an address at the opening ceremony of the 2nd edition of the International Economic Days of Communes (JEICOM23), Laymouri stressed that "Morocco is a country that has long faced major challenges in terms of food security, but thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, and thanks to strong political will and resolute commitment, Morocco has succeeded in meeting these challenges and limiting the risks."
"Morocco has undertaken several important reforms to improve food security and ensure access to healthy, nutritious food for all citizens", added Laymouri, who is also Mayor of Tangier.
"The Kingdom has set up subsidy programs to encourage the production and consumption of basic foodstuffs, such as wheat, sugar and oil," he said.
"Morocco has also worked on strengthening food quality and safety regulations to ensure that food produced and sold in the country is safe and complies with international standards,” he noted.
He added that "the Kingdom has invested in irrigation and water conservation projects to improve the efficiency of water use in agriculture, which is particularly important in a country where water resources are limited.”
Morocco has also improved market access for small farmers by developing agricultural cooperatives, to enable them to sell their produce at fair prices and earn a decent income, he added.
The government has adopted a comprehensive approach aimed at integrating food security into economic and social development policies, he stressed, pointing out that the Kingdom has thus launched initiatives to develop agriculture as a key economic sector, by supporting the creation of agricultural enterprises and improving farmers' access to financing and markets.