The objective of the German-Moroccan Excellence Centre for Agriculture is to provide training to specialists and executive staff in the agricultural sector which allows them to use new technology and means of production in order to achieve a sustainable increase in yield and income. The excellence centre will be a good example for innovative and business-oriented private consulting and training services in the agricultural sector and it will be established sustainably and will also be financially and institutionally recognised.
The objective of the project is to support farmers and their partners (such as professional organisations, consulting services, private companies, etc.) to attain a sustainable agricultural production of territories reconverted to drip irrigation.
Services provided include:
While the first phase focused on supporting the development of a legal and organisational framework for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, the second phase aims at enabling the first steps for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol at national level.
Three fields of intervention have been identified in order to achieve this objective:
The programme “Promotion of economic and rural development in disadvantaged regions” is embedded into the German Government’s special initiative “Stabilization and Development in the Middle East and North Africa”. The expected outcome of the programme is to improve the economic performance of the local population in the provinces of Ouarzazate, Midelt, Tinghir, Tata, and Zagora. These five provinces which are partly located in the High Atlas mountains belong to the poorest provinces of the country.
The Project aims to help improve farm income for small farmers while taking into consideration the preservation of natural resources and climate change, by supporting the implementation of the Green Morocco Plan
Activities to be provided
Mission1 & 3 & 5:
The Project aims to sensitize the players in the agricultural sector, establish and initiate a national dialogue, structuring the discussions on this theme, introduce new techniques, concepts, approaches, methods and current findings, and provide guidance to the practice.
The services are provided in three (3) stages :
1st step: research, bibliography and design
The project’s objective is the sustainable management of the perimeter’s soil and water resources. The project comprises three components:
The German Technical Cooperation aims to support the agriculture sector at the macro, meso and micro levels through the “Promotion of sustainable agriculture and rural development in Tunisia” project.
AFC has been mandated to support the German Agency (GIZ) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries (MARHIP) in all aspects of implementation of the component.
This project focused on strengthening the coordination and communication between the different actors of the clusters in order to promote sustainable innovations within the SMEs and clusters and the upscaling of these technical innovations at the national and international level.
Through the development of clusters and effective management structures within the clusters, the micro, small and medium enterprises offer high quality products on the national and international markets.
Adaptation measures to climate change in the management of water and soil have a high priority for the Egypt Government. The increasing pollution of water in the irrigation and drainage canals by untreated municipal wastewater and agricultural drainage water is a critical factor that has to be addressed. At the same time, high entries of fertilizer and pesticide residues cause salinization of soils and pollution of water, which leads to a reduction in water productivity and affects the objective of food security adversely.