Morocco


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AGRICULTURE

 

Agriculture is a leadind sector of the Moroccan economy and it can contribute from 14% to 18% of the GDP according to years. In 1999, the agricultural sector produced only 35.5 million quintals, because of the aridity, hardly half of these last years' production. Morocco, as many others countries, depends largely on climatic conditions. The main productions are : wheat, barley and citrus fruits.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

31 064

Agricultural population

10 408

Non agricultural population

20 656

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

30 376 000

Irrigated surface area

1 445 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

49 010

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar beet 3302 66 50405
Wheat 3043 2966 1026
Potatoes 1479 62 23809
1206 22 54548
Barley 1102 2180 506

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 137000
Sheep 16872
Goats 5332
Cattle 2722
Asses, mules or hinnies 1522

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
83 791 849 458 1 510

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT