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Minister of Finance Calls Irrigation Water Scarcity the Main Challenge of the Agriculture Sector in the Current Campaign


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Irrigation water scarcity is the main challenge facing the agricultural sector during the current campaign, Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohammed Sadiki, said Monday in Rabat.

Sadiki, responding to a verbal question in the DPR, noted that the current agricultural campaign has been characterized, from the start, by poor climatic conditions, characterized by severe droughts and shortages of water resources, and coincided with tensions. and an unstable international context.

To support agricultural activities, the Ministry has established an action plan in two areas, Sadiki said, noting that the first is related to managing the situation through the deployment of all available means to create favorable conditions and support mechanisms for farmers. and ensure domestic market supply.

The second area is to continue implementing structural and strategic programs, through the implementation of projects planned under the Génération Green strategy, he added.

Sadiki, in this sense, has highlighted the priority given to the irrigation sector under the Green Morocco Plan (PMV) and the Génération Green strategy, emphasizing the need for efficient and sustainable use of water resources, with the aim of increasing agricultural yields while minimizing water use.

He further argues that irrigated agriculture has entered a “new era of rationalization and development of irrigation water” and this, by adopting policies of encouraging generalization of irrigation techniques and systems that save water, improve water services and ensure irrigation sustainability. infrastructure, through network modernization and rehabilitation.

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Minister of Finance Calls Irrigation Water Scarcity the Main Challenge of the Agriculture Sector in the Current Campaign

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