International Blueberry Seminar ends in Morocco

Moroccan blueberry industry strives for 100,000 tons of fresh fruit exported by 2030

Although it is quickly moving to cover the whole year with some new projects, the Moroccan season runs from October to June. Production reached 47.000 tons in the last season, which translates into a 29% increase compared to the previous campaign.

Last week, in the Hyatt Regency Casablanca,  the meeting of the Moroccan berry industry was held, within the framework of the XXI International Blueberry Seminar that was held on June 9. The presentation of the president of the Moroccan red fruit producers, Amine Bennani, was one of the highlights. In it, the leader of the Moroccan producers made a complete report on the state of the berry industry in all its varieties, highlighting the sustained growth of blueberries in the country, which maintained an annual growth figure of between 300 and 400 hectares, shooting up last year to an increase of 900 hectares planted with new projects.

Morocco currently has 11.500 hectares dedicated to the production of berries, of which 3.900 hectares are devoted to blueberry crops, covering 34% of the planted area, mainly in the north, with a presence in Loukkos Gharb, in the mountainous area of Atlas, in Agadir, and in the southern region of Dakhla.

The self-imposed strategic objectives of the Moroccan blueberry industry for 2030 are to reach a planted area that is between 5000 and 6000 hectares planted and an export volume that reaches 100,000 tons of fresh fruit exported.


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