The Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of relations with Parliament, the official government spokesman, Mustafa Paytas, confirmed today, Thursday, that the government is adopting two approaches during the current agricultural season to address problems related to production, and to maintain the stability of basic food prices within acceptable limits.
In response to a question regarding the government’s plan to support farmers in the current season, Paytas said during a press conference following the government council meeting, that the government “is working to address the waste of past years, especially providing basic materials that are included in a group of production chains, such as meat and milk.” And support farmers to maintain the stability of basic food prices within acceptable limits.”
He pointed out that the government, within the framework of its general direction to combat inflation, took a package of measures during the past year to support production chains with a total financial envelope of 10 billion dirhams, in order to avoid the negative impact on the prices of vegetables, fruits and other products.
On the other hand, the minister adds, 5 million quintals of barley were imported at a total cost of 633 million dirhams to support livestock production, and 2 million quintals of complex foods that go into milk production at a cost of 326 million dirhams, explaining that the current approach to distributing barley allocations relies on the window mechanism. Open, allowing all farmers to obtain important quantities.
With regard to fertilizers, the minister noted that depth fertilizers are produced by the Sheriff’s Office of Phosphates, while 3 million quintals of surface fertilizers were imported, in the production of which natural gas is used, with a total value of 700 million dirhams.
With regard to grain, and after it was recorded that the monthly rate of grain import is 4.5 million quintals, Mr. Paytas confirmed that the stock is sufficient for the coming months, and that the government continues to support this material “although the indicators confirm the abundance of production compared to last year, especially thanks to the good condition of the production process.” grains internationally.