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The Ministry of Agriculture


As part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER), particularly on the community reparation program, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH) signed a partnership and cooperation agreement.

Under this convention, which aims to rehabilitate the regions of Errachidia, Ouarzazate, Zagoura, Figuig, Azilal, Khenifra, Khemisset, Nador, Al Hoceima and Tan-tan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is committed to supporting mountainous and Saharan farming by improving irrigation systems, soil fixation, in addition to developing new forms of biological farming in tandem with the characteristics of the regions concerned, and rehabilitate the pastures.

The Ministry will also ensure the promotion of agricultural produces of these regions and facilitate their marketing, support the work of local coordination bodies of community reparation program, strengthen the scientific and operational programs and participate in the preparation of feasibility studies of the projects of persons wishing to set up agricultural and semi-agricultural corporations or in rural areas in the regions concerned. The agreement also stipulates that the Ministry will train entrepreneurs in technical and managerial fields related to proposed projects and provide training for project managers and provide technical assistance to ensure the implementation of the program.

For its part, the CCDH will be responsible for developing additional partnerships to support the programs in the regions concerned, to facilitate coordination between the various local actors, collect information and draw up reports on the implementation of the community reparation program. Date of signature: March 12, 2009