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.

Rome, IAI, October 2018, 31 p.
Working Paper 23
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1. General Presentation of the Agriculture and Water Sectors in Morocco
1.1 Agriculture and Water in Morocco: Key Figures
1.2 The Main Political and Legislative Aspects related to the Fields of Agriculture and Water
1.2.1 National Level
1.2.2 International Level
2. Qualitative Analysis of the Stakeholders in the Fields of Water and Agriculture
2.1 Field Survey
2.2 The Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Agricultural Policies
2.3 Issues and Priorities of the Agricultural and Water Sectors
2.3.1 Institutional Stakeholders
2.3.2 Agricultural Education and Research Institutions
2.3.3 Professional Agricultural Organizations (PAOs)
2.3.4 Farmers and Investors
2.4 Assessment of the Efficiency and Potential of the EU’s Trade and Assistance policies
2.5 Implications of the EU-Mediterranean Cooperation Policy in the Fields of Agriculture and Water
Annex 1: List of Interviews
Annex 2: Questionnaire

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