Today, the organic market in Morocco is estimated at 80,000 tons of organic products per year on an area of 7,800 hectares. There are also 165,000 hectares exclusively dedicated to arganiculture and aromatic herbs. And, some 13,000 hectares are being converted. But the organic market in Morocco is still very small even if a real willingness to diversify products is underway.
The organic market in Morocco is lagging behind. And this market will have a lot of difficulty to reach the objectives set by the contract-program by 2020. That is to say to pass from 12.000 tons today to 60.000 tons in 2020.
The export is limited because there is no real national market. The majority of Moroccan organic products are sold on the local market. For the rest, they are sold in a few specialized stores (Example: Les Domaines Agricoles).
Moreover, the organic certification in Morocco is still not operational even if it has been defined (logo, decrees published, etc. …) but the orders remained blocked.
But organizations such as RIAM, Network of Agro-Ecological Initiatives in Morocco, aim to focus on the visibility of agro-ecological actors in Morocco by identifying them and creating an organic network.