Drought shrinks Morocco’s cereals harvest by 67%

Drought shrinks Morocco’s cereals harvest by 67%

Lack of rainfall has weighed on Morocco’s cereals harvest which dropped to 34 million quintals this year, down 67% from last year, the agriculture ministry said.

Soft wheat yield stood at 18.9 million quintals, hard wheat at 8.1 million quintals and barley at 7 million quintals as the country registered a drop of 34% in rainfall this year, the ministry said in its final data.

Despite the surge in wheat prices due to the supply disruptions resulting from the Ukraine war, Morocco maintains its subsidies for soft wheat flour.

Morocco has also offered incentives to importers to build up additional stocks. Morocco imports wheat from France, Canada, the US and Argentina.

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