Tag: drought

Morocco: Development of new cereal varieties more tolerant to drought

March 17, 2023

Six promising durum wheat and barley varieties that are more tolerant to drought, and that offer higher yields and important nutritional qualities have been developed ... Read More

Horn of Africa drought likely to become worse than 2011 catastrophic famine

February 24, 2023

Drought trends in the Horn of Africa are now worse than they were during the 2011 famine in which hundreds of thousands of people died, ... Read More

King of Morocco Delivers Speech to Parliament on Occasion of Opening of 1st Session of 2nd Legislative Year

October 14, 2022

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, delivered, on Friday, a speech to the Parliament on the occasion of the ... Read More

Drought shrinks Morocco’s cereals harvest by 67%

August 9, 2022

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 ... Read More

Morocco’s economic growth to drop to 0.7% due to drought, war in Ukraine

March 23, 2022

Morocco’s central bank revised downwards this year’s growth forecast to 0.7% amid rising inflationary pressures due to fallout of the war in Ukraine and as ... Read More

Moroccans pray for rain amid worst drought in decades

March 5, 2022

Moroccans prayed for rain after the Friday prayer as the country faces its worst drought since 1981. Late and unevenly distributed rainfall has put a ... Read More

Morocco imposes water-saving measures to mitigate drought impact

February 21, 2022

Morocco’s interior ministry has ordered water rationing in regions hit by drought, the worst Morocco has experienced in decades. Climate experts consider this drought the ... Read More

Morocco’s soft wheat subsidies to soar to 3.84 billion dirhams ($410 million)

February 20, 2022

Morocco’s braces for a surge in the bill of subsidies to keep bread prices stable from 1.3 billion dirhams in a normal year to 3.844 ... Read More

Drought haunts Morocco’s crop year

February 9, 2022

Late rainfall is auguring ill for this year’s crop year in Morocco amid a depletion of water dam filling rate to worrying levels. Last year ... Read More

Climate Summit: Africa between expectations and urgency to act

April 23, 2021

The fight for the climate is at the heart of a two-day international virtual summit organized by U.S. President Joe Biden, on the occasion of ... Read More