Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture of Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests received December 17 at the headquarters of the Ministry in Rabat; Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa).

During this exchange, the two officials discussed several issues related to the sustainability of agriculture in Africa. The discussions concerned the AAA initiative, an initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture, promoted by Morocco and presented at COP22. This meeting was also an opportunity for both parties to share their vision of the operationalization of this initiative whose objective is to put African agriculture at the heart of climate negotiations and to promote the implementation of solutions.

Dr. Kalibata congratulated Morocco for its commitments to the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa, particularly through this initiative that gives shape to action in this area. In this regard, it recalled that Morocco serves as a model for several African countries, given its recognized experience and its permanent commitment to the sustainable management of a vital sector, such as agriculture.

For his part, Mr. Akhannouch reiterated Morocco’s support for various efforts in this direction, and stressed the important role of AGRA, as a key player in the transformation of the agricultural sector and the system. in Africa, in a manner that is consistent with local conditions while paying particular attention to the protection of the environment.