Initial signs of privatization in Morocco agriculture sector
Twenty-four agricultural cooperatives and milk distribution centers in Morocco are now midway through a detailed audit in the town of El Jadida, spearheaded by the Office of Development and Cooperation. The campaign began 11 October and is continuing until 2 November.
With claims of inefficiency , the audit is intended to check management and production techniques to stop deficits and to formulate recommendations to improve the state of the agricultural and dairy sector in the region.
In separate developments, SODEA, the agricultural development company is being privatized and for the first time the private sector is allowed to form partnerships with the state, according to the Moroccan minister of agriculture, Mohand Laenser.
There are plans to overhaul the Moroccan agriculture sector which is considered a central sector to relieve poverty and create more jobs. (menareport.com)
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