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Morocco: ASTI–INRA Country Factsheet

Morocco: ASTI–INRA Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Abdelouahad Albalghitti, and Raed Badwan


International Food Policy Research Institute and National Agricultural Research Institute

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West Asia and North Africa

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Following considerable losses of agricultural researchers and technicians (as well as administrative and support staff) in response to government remuneration for voluntary retirement in 2005 and 2009, Morocco’s agricultural research capacity has begun to increase again in more recent years.

Agricultural R&D in Morocco is predominantly funded by the national government. Expenditure levels remained relatively stable during 2009–2012.

Average qualification levels of Morocco’s agricultural researchers improved during 2002–2012, with increases in both the absolute numbers as well as shares of researchers with MSc and PhD degrees.