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Drought Lays Bare Morocco’s Vulnerabilities

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at how drought impacts Morocco: While declining rainfall is a problem across the Maghreb region of northwest Africa, this year’s ongoing spring and summer drought is hitting Morocco’s agricultural sector particularly hard. The drought will weaken the strategic objectives of the Moroccan government’s agricultural investment plan, which prioritizes […]

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Making Of A Water Crisis: How A Colonial Dream Ran Morocco Dry

Via Dissent Magazine, commentary on Morocco’s water crisis: Last fall, the residents of Zagora, a Moroccan city on the edge of the Sahara, decided they were fed up with the watermelons. Plagued for years by water shortages, they pointed a finger at the prosperous, export-oriented fruit farms outside the city for hogging their wells. In […]

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