Morocco’s ‘Sweetest Goal’ Delayed by Seven Years

Moroccan website Hespress said that Morocco failed to meet its 2020 honey production target of 16,000 tons, so it has been pushed back to 2030, according to a new programming contract signed with professionals.

The previous program contract was valid from 2011 to 2020 and was aimed at the production of 16,000 tons of honey with an investment budget of about 900 million dirhams and the creation of 40,000 additional jobs.

At the end of 2020, honey production reached 7,960 tons, which is far from the target despite an investment of around AED 574.6 million.

During the International Agricultural Forum, which was held in Meknes at its 15th session, the Moroccan government signed a new program with the Moroccan Professional Beekeeping Federation to achieve the goal of producing 16,000 tons of honey by 2030, increasing the productivity of hives to 16 kilograms and bringing their number to million hives.

The contracting parties under the new program are: the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as the Crédit Agricole du Maroc and the Interprofessional Federation of Beekeeping.

The cost of executing the new program contract exceeds AED 1.6 billion, of which AED 1.09 billion is the contribution of professionals, and AED 510 million is the contribution of the state.

(USD 1 = AED 10.01)

Source: Hespress

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