Audit of USAID/Morocco’s Agriculture Programs.
Fiscal Year: 2011
The Government of Morocco launched a new growth strategy for its agriculture sector in 2009 called “Plan Maroc Vert”—the Green Morocco Plan. The strategy aspires to increase food security, boost Moroccan agricultural exports, and conserve water.
Significant institutional reforms are proposed, including a shift within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries from a production-centered orientation to one that is driven by global agricultural markets and value chains. One important aspect of the new strategy concentrates on organizing producers in the agriculture sector to reduce poverty, ensure stable rural employment, enhance productivity, and increase incomes.
Although these reforms could result in long-term improvements in agricultural environments overall, some farmers and workers on small, subsistence-level holdings risk falling further behind economically if they do not adapt to the new agricultural environment. Also, agriculture and water management policy and institutional support are critical for the successful implementation of Morocco’s new strategy and to ensure that gains are seen by all segments of the agriculture sector.
This audit will determine whether USAID/Morocco is improving the efficiency of water use and management for increased agricultural growth and productivity.
Source: Office of Inspector General - ANNUAL PLAN - FISCAL YEAR 2011
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