Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- According to the Impact of Coronavirus on Africa’s Agriculture April 2020 report released by the Selina Wamucii platform, Moroccan farmers will suffer the most among their African colleagues amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“Morocco tops the list of African countries whose agricultural exports face the highest risk largely due to the country’s over-reliance on the European market given its close proximity and well-established traditional trading ties,” the reports reads.
The Selina Wamucii report noted that In 2018, Morocco’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FFV), fish, seafood and cut flowers, “worth $3,024,724,000 was exported to the European Union, translating into over 78% of the FFV, fish, seafood and cut flowers worth $3,846,083 exported by Morocco to the rest of the world in that year.”
The report stressed that other African countries will also experience significant drops in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FFV), fish and seafood exports.
The list includes Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, Mauritania, Tanzania, and Egypt.
The Moroccan Times.