Story The FAO implemented the Initiative Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) in Morocco.

The FAO implemented the Initiative Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) in Morocco.

In order to help countries develop the policies and programs necessary to achieve these objectives, FAO has developed a vision and approach to sustainable food and agriculture (Sustainable Food and Agriculture )). FAO proposes a sustainable approach to food and agriculture based on five principles that engage the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability: 1) Improving the efficiency of resource use; 2) To conserve, protect and improve natural resources; (3) Protect rural livelihoods and improve equity and social welfare; 4) Strengthen the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems; 5) Responsible and effective governance). To operationalize this vision, FAO has made a preliminary diagnosis of the sustainability of agriculture in Morocco.

Release date 19/01/2017
Geographical coverage Morocco
Keywords Food, Agriculture, Sustainable development
Concerned URL http://www.agrimaroc.ma/la-fao-organise-des-formations-et-des-ateliers-regionaux-au-maroc/
Source AgriMaroc.ma et FAO

The objectives of this diagnosis are:

  • Identify key sustainability issues for food and agriculture;
  • To promote dialogue among national stakeholders in agriculture, natural resources and development in general; and
  • To establish priorities for action to implement initiatives, programs or projects that address priority areas.

FAO proposes a sustainable approach to food and agriculture based on five principles that bring together the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

  1. Improve the efficiency of resource use;
  2. Conserve, protect and improve natural resources;
  3. Protect rural livelihoods and improve equity and social well-being;
  4. Strengthen the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems;
  5. Responsible and effective governance.

To operationalize this vision, FAO made a preliminary diagnosis of the sustainability of agriculture in Morocco and presented it on Tuesday January 17, 2017 in Rabat during a workshop on "Making agriculture, forestry and More productive and sustainable fisheries ", in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification, the National Office of Electricity and Water, Drinking water, the High Commission for Planning, the National Agency for the Development of the Oasian and Argan River Zones, the Water and Environment Departments to validate the diagnostic study on the sustainability of the environment, Agriculture in Morocco.

On this occasion, the participants discussed the results of the study on a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture in Morocco. Proposals will complement the proposed decisions and recommendations as well as the priority actions to be developed within the framework of this initiative.

According to Michael George Hage, the FAO Representative in Morocco "the actions to be carried out should make it possible to identify and prioritize sustainability issues and to develop relevant initiatives in order to contribute to the improvement Sustainability of agricultural and food systems in the pilot countries ".

A regional workshop will be organized on 18 January in Agadir to launch a regional diagnosis on the sustainability of food and agriculture. The workshop will be attended by all the partners involved in the theme, namely the Regional Council of Souss Massa, the Regional Directorate for Agriculture, the Departments of Fisheries, Water and Forests, Water, Environment, The chamber of agriculture and the federations of the AUEA, the NGOs and the POs.

In the same context, a certification ceremony was held during the Rabat Workshop in the presence of the FAO representative in Morocco in November 2016 on the collection of rainwater (PEC) And other senior officials and partners.

For more information on the AF Food and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative, please follow this link: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3940f.pdf