A Review of Available Knowledge on Land Degradation in Morocco
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Rachid Dahan, Mohamed Boughlala, Rachid Mrabet, Abdalla Laamari, Riad Balaghi, Lahcen Lajouad. (1/12/2012). A Review of Available Knowledge on Land Degradation in Morocco. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This publication reviews the historical and current literature on land degradation in Morocco and presents the results of a case study in the western part of the country. It is intended as a reflection on the baseline causes for land degradation, so contributing to the development of enabling agricultural policies and the associated institutional dynamics that are needed to overcome degradation problems. This report identifies crucial policy inconsistencies and dysfunctions that were, so far, ineffective in overcoming the different forms of land degradation in Morocco. As a result of such deterioration, the capability base of natural resources has been seriously diminished, leading to cuts in productivity in some agricultural systems.