Morocco has obtained the certificate of admission for the Moroccan organic standard “Bio-Maroc”. This indicates its alignment with the IFOAM - Organics International (OI) standards. The certification was awarded during Biofach-2022. According to Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture, the admission was awarded following a comprehensive evaluation of the national organic standards of Morocco’s “Bio-Maroc” in respect of the Common Objectives and Requirements of Organic Standards (COROS).
Via this certificate, Morocco gains international credibility as it aligns itself with IFOAM-IO standards, the ministry’s statement noted. It also positions the North African country amongst new international markets for organic products such as Saudi Arabia or Australia, which will help develop its exports, the Ministry added. The products that make up the Moroccan Bio label mainly consist of citrus fruits, orange juice, frozen strawberry, olive oil, and argan oil.
The Moroccan-German project is not the only initiative that Morocco has launched in its pursuit of a green economy. In 2020, Morocco launched the “Green Generation 2020-2030” program as part of the continued development in the agricultural sector as part of the implementation of the “Green Morocco Plan.”