Moroccan biodiversity

Tanger – Tétouan – Al Hoceima

Located at the junction of two seas in the north-western part of the Kingdom of Morocco, spread over an area of 17,262 km², the region of Tanger- Tetouan-Al Hoceima is bounded to the north by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south-west by the region of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra, to the south-east by the region of Fes-Meknes, and to the east by the Oriental region .

  • Land resources: In 2016, the utilised agricultural area (UAA) covered about 722,441 ha, representing 42% of the regional territory. The province of Al Hoceima, with its 24% of regional UAA, is the region’s largest in terms of UAA, followed by the provinces of Ouezzane (22%) and Larache (20%). The area of irrigated lands in the region stood at 56,125 ha in 2016, accounting for 9% of ploughed land, 35% of which being located in the province of Larache and 27% in the province of Al Hoceima.
  • Cereal crops (wheat, barley, corn, oats, rice, sorghum): 5 million quintals
  • Legume crops (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, etc.): 236,790 quintals, i.e. 24% of national production
  • Industrial and sugar crops (sugar beet, sugar cane, etc.): 2.6 million quintals (57% of national production)
  • Oilseed crops (groundnuts, sunflowers, etc.): 152,260 quintals
  • Vegetable crops (tomatoes, potatoes, onions): 4 million quintals
  • Fodder crops: 12.44 million quintals of green matter
  • Fruit growing (citrus, almonds, olives, vines, table grapes, Rosaceae): The total surface area of fruit trees is approximately 242,000 ha, almost 2/3 of which is cultivated in the provinces of Chefchaouen, Ouezzane, and Al Hoceima. Olive trees, the main fruit-growing species, represent 65% of the arboreal area.
  • Sea fishing (cephalopods, crustaceans, white and pelagic fish): 31,921,000 kg valued at MAD227,074,000