For the final stop along the road to cop 22, we’re in Souss Massa Daraa, in southern Morocco.
This region is the origin of the Triple A initiative – Adaptation of African Agriculture. It aims to transform the continent’s agriculture to face the challenges of climate change.
Morocco’s Triple A initiative is part of the Green Morocco Plan which deals with agriculture and the agro-industry.
It aims to address three challenges facing the African continent: funding, increasing agricultural productivity, and the increased carbon sequestration in African soils.
“In Morocco, we have many achievements. They guarantee us very good results in our agricultural sector. I am convinced that our achievements and our experience will help also other African countries,” Bro Hro Regional Director of Agriculture of Souss Massa Draa said.
“We can not achieve progress without saving water, no environmental improvement without training, which needs to be in line with the goals of ‘Triple A,’” he added.
One of the main products of the agricultural sector is Morocco tomatoes.
Tomatoes are one of Morocco’s main agricultural products. The warm climate promotes their cultivation, but to improve productivity Moroccan farmers use greenhouses. Everything possible is done to achieve the highest return.
“Duroc is an agricultural company which exports 30-thousand tons of cherry tomatoes, all areas are equipped with a system above ground, Duroc is a model for water management in the region and throughout Morocco,” said Najat El Karz, operation Director, Duroc.
Citrus fruit growing in Morocco is an art that requires great skill. Many factors influence the quality and taste of the fruit. Such as the favorable climate, rich soil, and attention to detail along every stage of cultivation, storage and transportation.
“Morocco has been producing oranges the 1920s. the production goes through several phases. The Green Morocco initiative now provides an acceleration phase. It aims to stabilize the population by providing jobs growing fruits and vegetables, and also adaptation to climate change,” Khalid Bounajma Director, Pack Souss said.
The Ocher city is getting ready to host 20,000 delegates from 196 countries at COP 22 – a major event for the planet and the Kingdom of Morocco.
That ends our trip to Marrakech. COP 22, also called the action conference, aims to define the different mechanisms for the implementation of COP 21. Cop 22 is the bridge between decision and action.
Our coverage of this international event continues on TV (Africanews channel) and africanews.com.