Morocco to increase production of Argan oil and Zimbabwe’s agricultural reform challenges [Business Africa]

Morocco’s Argan oil industry

Morocco produces 4000 tonnes of vitamin-rich Argan oil every year – a third of which is exported, mostly to large global beauty brands in Europe.

At harvest time, that ‘s between July and October,thousands of Moroccan women get employed by argan cooperatives.

Argan oil is one of the most expensive plant oils in the world and the country targets to raise its annual production to 10,000 tonnes by 2020.

Zimbabwe: Agricultural reforms

Agriculture is the mainstay of Zimbabwe’s economy but getting the agricultural sector financed is a key challenge in the country.

Some experts say it is linked to the efficiency of the reforms in the agricultural sector.

But at the annual Harare Agricultural show, President Mugabe boasted of the country’s agricultural production and assures food sufficiency .