Moroccan biodiversity


Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region covers an area of 18,194 km² and is home to 4,581,000 inhabitants (census of 2014), i.e. a density of 251.8 inhabitants per km² and an area of 2.56% of national territory. It is bordered to the north by the region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, to the east by the region of Fes-Meknes, to the south by the region of Beni Mellal-Khenifra and the region of Casablanca- Settat, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Land resources: The region has 12% of the country’s utilised agricultural area (1,019,369 ha), with an agriculture that is based on the exploitation of a fairly well-balanced agro-silvopastoral system. This region is one of the most important rain-fed agricultural regions of the Kingdom, thanks to the extent of its cultivable land and its relatively favourable climate. This places it in the 4th position in terms of the importance of this surface. The utilised agricultural area (UAA) is distributed between the urban area of Rabat-Salé-Temara with 68,800 ha (7%), the province of Khemisset with 372,700 ha (37%), Sidi Kacem (29%) and Kenitra (28%), representing 56% of the total regional area.
  • Cereal crops (barley, durum wheat, soft wheat): 15,500,322 quintals over 598.2 thousand hectares
  • Legume crops: 655,500 quintals over 58,600 hectares
  • Sugar crops: 10,987,600 quintals over 19,000 hectares
  • Oilseed crops: 428, 300 quintals over 23,700 hectares
  • Citrus crops: 452,879.5 tonnes over 24,594.9 hectares
  • Sea fishing (white fish, pelagic fish, crustaceans, cephalopods): 4,743 tonnes valued at MAD63,941,000