Al Hoceima Has Considerable Potential of Fruit Trees (Minister)
Al Hoceima – The province of Al Hoceima has a considerable potential of fruit trees, said, on Tuesday in Al Hoceima, minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch.
Farmers of the region are joining the programs initiated under the Green Morocco Plan, added Akhannouch in a press statement on the sidelines of a follow-up visit to the projects launched in Al Hoceima province, underlying that his department is responsive to the needs of farmers in order to improve their working and living conditions.
In this regard, several projects are underway in the region, including 102 km of seguias (open-air irrigation channels) and 104 km of roads under the “Al Hoceima Manarat Al Moutawassit” program, in addition to planting trees of almond, fig, and olive, added the minister, stressing that these projects will improve the socio-economic conditions of the inhabitants of rural areas.
Akhannouch also noted that this year, 3,700 hectares of agricultural land were excavated and will be planted with fruit trees in late December, underlying that processing plants are planned to enhance local agricultural products.