Taroudant, Morocco was ranked 5th as the world’s largest strawberries exporter, based on the statistics given by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Similar source stated that during 2013-2014 crop year the country exported roughly 74,000 tons, representing 7% of the international market.
In the similar year, the kingdom exported 55000 tons of frozen strawberries, representing 72% of the entire exports and 19,000 tons for the fresh category with 28%.
The ministry stated that 95% of Moroccan strawberries were exported to European nations.
More than 3,300 hectares have been distributed for strawberry farming in Morocco, typically in the in the fertile areas of Loukkos, Souss-Massa Draa and Gharb.
To rejoice this significant state product, which is rare to Morocco among Arab nations, the kingdom coordinates yearly the International Strawberry Festival in the Moroccan sea resort of Moulay Bousselham in order to make producers of strawberries in the nation recognizable with the new procedures of production and conservation of this sweet fruit.