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Pathways of transition to organic agriculture in Morocco

El Ghmari, Hamza

Titre : Pathways of transition to organic agriculture in Morocco

Auteur : El Ghmari, Hamza

Etablissement de soutenance : Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Grade : Master of science : Mediterranean organic agriculture 2021

Résumé
Agriculture is a vital sector in Morocco, contributing 13% of the gross domestic product and employing around 70% of the workforce in rural areas. Moroccan agricultural development programmes aim to improve farmers’ livelihoods by encouraging the valorisation of small farms and rural areas through the development of geographical indications, cooperatives, and organic farming. This thesis describes the dynamics and development process of the organic farming niche in Morocco through the lens of the Multi-Level Perspective (MLP) on socio-technical transitions. The analysis is based on the MLP framework while secondary data are collected from the available literature and primary data from semi-structured interviews with key actors in the Moroccan organic farming sector. Results show that although the organic niche is established, it is still developing at a slow pace due to a variety of obstacles, namely organisation weakness, lack of organic inputs and misinformation around the topic of organic farming. In addition, the transition to organic agriculture in Morocco is likely to follow a ’transformation pathway’ due to the niche/regime synergy and the type of external pressures. Overall, organic agriculture is in its early stages and has to overcome multiple challenges before it can achieve its full relevance in the current agri-food system.

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