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Beni Mellal- Khenifra

The region of Beni Mellal-Khenifra covers an area of 28,374 Km², i.e. 3.99% of the national territory. It is bordered to the north by Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region, to the north-east by Meknes-Tafilalet region, to the south and south-west by Drâa-Tafilalet region and to the east by Casablanca-Settat and Marrakech-Safi regions.

  • Land resources: Agriculture represents the main activity in the region, both in terms of the jobs created in rural areas and the effects on the regional economy (19.8% of the regional 2015 GDP). With its plains (Tadla) and its significant water resources, the region offers enormous opportunities for the development of modern agriculture with strong agro-industrial potential.
  • Cereal crops (barley, durum wheat, soft wheat): 3,789,300 quintals over 591,700 hectares
  • Legume crops (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas): 65,006 quintals over 10,679 hectares
  • Vegetable crops: 3,199,880 quintals over 14,000 hectares
  • Fodder crops: 26 346 380 quintals over 82,880 hectares
  • Industrial crops (sugar beet, nora peppers): 8,888,460 quintals over 15,180 hectares
  • Oilseed crops: 10,050 quintals over 1,490 hectares
  • Citrus crops: 4,666,000 quintals over 17,700 hectares
  • Rosaceous crop: 1,591,490 quintals over 11,450 hectares
  • Olive crops: 2, 974,770 quintals over 113,850 hectares