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Role and Effectiveness of the EU Policies in the Fields of Water and Agriculture in Morocco: A Bottom-up Approach


This paper is part of a series of works aiming to study the efficiency of EU policies in the countries of the South Mediterranean under the MEDRESET project. It provides a bottom-up assessment of European policies made by different stakeholders operating in the fields of water and agriculture in Morocco. The study is based on a qualitative methodology combining literature review, content analysis and around fifty semi-structured interviews. The paper highlights the local stakeholders’ perception of national and international policies in the fields of water and agriculture. It outlines the different issues as presented by the stakeholders in their diversity as well as the perception of the EU’s role and the possible ways to improve the EU’s approach towards Morocco in terms of assistance and trade policies.

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