At a time when cereal exports are on the rise, Morocco plans to import 2 million tonnes of soft wheat to combat drought problems. For the 2022-2023 crop year, Morocco announced a cereal production of 5.51 million tonnes, a significant increase of 61.8% over the previous season. The North African country's production reached 3.4 million tonnes, exceeding the 2020-2021 season by 1 million tonnes. To address this situation, Morocco announced changes to wheat import subsidies to encourage companies to import more wheat from other markets. Moulay Abdelkader Alaoui, president of the National Federation of Mills, explained how reopening the doors to Russian wheat imports would help strengthen Morocco's position in diversifying its wheat import sources.
Source: The North Africa Journal September 30, 2023 07:57 UTC