The Plan Maroc Vert (i.e. Morocco’s Green Plan) Support Programme (PAPMV) aims to integrate poor farmers from the regions Tanger-Tétouan, Fès-Boulemane, and Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate into agricultural value chains in a sustainable and equitable manner. In doing so, they will benefit from national and international market opportunities and may achieve a higher share of added value to their products. The programme consists of four components: 1) Financing of pilot projects, 2) Cross-cutting activities, 3) Capacity development, and 4) Monitoring and evaluation.
The EU-funded "Programme for Economic Diversification" (Programme Diversification de l’Economie - DIVECO) had the objective of progressively reducing this dependency and diversifying in order to exploit the potential of other sectors beside oil and gas.
DEVED supports the MIPMEPI (Ministry of Industry, Small and Middle Enterprises and the Investment Promotion) on national and regional levels in the identification, structuration and promotion of innovative economic clusters representing a high economic potential and opportunities for increased employment creation. Given its broad experience in agriculture, food industry and agro-processing, AFC provided concept, realisation and promotion for two of these clusters (tomatoes and dates), this included:
The overall GIZ measure “Promotion of the microfinance sector in the MENA region” followed a multi-level approach in which two service packages are provided. As to the first, authorities in selected countries in charge of supervision of microfinance activities received advice and implementation support regarding the improvement of the regulatory and legal framework conditions. The second service package, which was implemented by AFC, supports the regional microfinance association Sanabel in organisational development and service improvement.
The project achieved the following objectives:
With support of the project, farmers were able to reduce the amount of water applied per crop significantly and to increase market value by improving overall agronomy techniques, particularly the irrigation management and utilization efficiency of irrigation in citrus fruits, high value vegetables and forage for livestock feed. Advisory services included the following activities:
The Private Sector Development Programme aims at the development and implementation of required services for enterprises, focussing on the efficiency of resources and energy as well as on a more systemic approach of the implementation and the spreading of innovations.
The project supported food producers and processors as well as food inspection services and consumer protection organizations in enhancing their capacities towards a quality-oriented supply with food products.
The Project aimed at establishing a legally and independent Credit Guarantee Fund (trust fund), which is managed by a local management team and staff.
The following has been achieved:
The MCC budget focused on strengthening and stimulating economic growth by increasing the productivity of selected sectors with growth potential. One of the selected sectors had been fruit production, which was supported by the Fruit Orchard Project (Projet Arboriculture Fruitière - PAF). PAF has been active in four sectors:
a) Promotion and amplification of olive tree, almond tree and fig tree plantations in rain-fed zones