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Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (MPAM) and the World Bank (WB), in collaboration with the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Meteorology Authority (DMN) together undertook an original exploratory study to quantify the impact of climate change on Moroccan agriculture by the end of the 21st century. The objective of MPAM and WB is to determine the economic and political options for adapting Moroccan agriculture vis-à-vis climate change so that Morocco is not caught unawares by possible crisis situations. This study is operationally organized in 5 phases: 1) future climate projections at the level of Morocco; 2) impact on agricultural yields; 3) impact on water resources; 4) economic impact and 5) public policy options for adapting to climate change. In this report, we present some results of the second phase of this study. The results presented here are purely descriptive in the sense that they do not endeavour to propose solutions, at this stage of the study, for adapting to climate change.