Morocco Agriculture

Morocco

Government: Constitutional Monarchy.

Population as of July 2013: 32,649,130

Income: $5400

Average sized family: 4 members

Below Poverty: 15%

The DCQ (Direction de Controle de la Qualite) are the inspectors for the agriculture in major ports and other parts of Morocco.

Agriculture Regulation Procedures

The Morocco Government regulates the Agriculture, imports and exports, according to what clearing certificate is required. Commodity Agriculture products are cleared by the documents provided; sometimes they do required a physical inspection or they may send a portion of the products to the be cleared with the Government of Morocco (GOM). Newly imported items to the country are the products that are most common to having a sample sent to the government offices. Non-animal origin processed foods undergo a chemical and physical laboratory analysis. Processed food containing animal origin foods the manufacturing is inspected. Items such as pet food, hatching eggs, fishery and aquaculture products, day old turkey, and compound feed, premix, and food additives have regulations regarding the ONSSA or the Ministry of Agriculture National Office of Food Safety. Other imports being live cattle, honey and bee products, and milk replacers/calf milk regulations refer to the ONSSA as well. The equine category goes through that as well but they also have regulations to meet with the Division of Developing.

Morocco Regions

The warm climate of the coastal plains and plateaus allow them to produce the main commercial agriculture for Morocco. They grow barley and winter wheat and in the summer they are able to grow fruits, olives, grapes, and vegetables. The eastern part of the country is mountainous and cattle are raised as well as minerals such as Phosphate are mined. Sheep and goats are commonly raised as well.


Exports

Every year in Morocco, they make approximately $16.99 billion dollars on exports to France, Spain, Brazil, India, and the United States.