Moroccan biodiversity

Darâa – Tafilalet

The Drâa-Tafilalet region represents 12.5% of the national territory. It is bordered to the north by the regions of Fes-Meknes and Beni Mellal-Khenifra, to the east by the Oriental region and Algeria, and to the west by the Marrakech-Safi region and the Souss-Massa region, as well as by Algeria to the south.

  • Land resources: The agricultural sector in the Drâa-Tafilalet region represents 90% of its economy and employs 60% of its population. The region is known for its harsh climatic conditions as well as the lack of water resources and fertile land. However, this does not prevent the region’s oasis agriculture from offering high value-added niches such as the “Majhoul” (Medjool) dates.
  • Cereal crops (barley, durum wheat, soft wheat): 2,520,000 quintals over 758,218 hectares
  • Legume crops (beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils): 39,500 quintals over 4,000 hectares
  • Date crops: 116,000 tonnes and 1,200 palm trees planted per year
  • Olive crops: 52,205,000 quintals over 17,613 hectares