Morocco was ranked 5th as world’s exporter of strawberries

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Taroudant, Morocco was ranked 5th as the world’s largest strawberries exporter, based on the statistics given by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Morocco was ranked 5th as world’s exporter of strawberries

Morocco was ranked 5th as world’s exporter of strawberries

Similar source stated that throughout 2013-2014 harvest year the country exported roughly 74k tons, representing 7% of the global market.

In the similar year, the kingdom exported 55k tons of frozen strawberries, representing 72% of the entire exports and 19k tons for the fresh group with 28%.

The ministry stated that 95% of Moroccan strawberries were exported to European nations.

More than 3,3k hectares have been distributed for strawberry farming in Morocco, typically in the in the lush areas of Gharb, Loukkos, Souss-Massa, and Draa.

To rejoice this significant state product, which is rare to Morocco amongst Arab nations, the kingdom coordinates yearly the International Festival of strawberry in the Moroccan ocean resort of Moulay Bousselham in order to make producers of strawberries in the nation recognizable with the new measures of production and conservation of this sweet fruit.

Mohamed Dekkak