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Agricultural policies in Morocco : An historical approach to explaining rural underdevelopment

Morton, Paul Anthony

Titre : Agricultural policies in Morocco : An historical approach to explaining rural underdevelopment

Auteur : Morton, Paul Anthony

Etablissement de soutenance : Carleton University (Canada),

Grade : Master of Arts (MA) 2002

Résumé
As in much of the developing world, agriculture features heavily in Morocco’s economy. The country’s agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) continues to grow ; however, Morocco’s agricultural development has been characterized by extreme dualism : an efficient, export-oriented modern agricultural sector, and a much larger traditional sector. The traditional sector has remained largely underdeveloped, while the modern, agricultural export industries have enjoyed continued expansion. This dualistic development has prevented effective poverty alleviation in rural areas. The agricultural policies that have led to this dualistic development are explored from an historical perspective. Tracing the development of Morocco’s rural development from before the protectorate regime of 1912 through to the mid-1980s, a continuity becomes apparent in the pattern of rural development in Morocco. Long-standing relationships between the central government and rural areas have interacted with external influences, perpetuating a policy-making environment that favoured the rural elite.

Mots clés : agricultural policies | rural development | constraints | history | interest groups | poverty | socioeconomic environment | agricultural development | North Africa | Morocco.

Présentation (Amicus)

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