NAPRO_KVM 2019 Morocco (BO-43-003.01-019)

  • Blom-Zandstra, Greet (Project Leader)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


Well-developed integrated food value chains contribute to a variety of Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 2 ('zero hunger') and 12 ('responsible production and consumption') and indirectly SDG 13 ('climate action'), 14 ('life below water'), 15 ('life on land') and 17 ('partnerships for the goals'). Potatoes fit in a healthy and sustainable diet as they require less water than other staple foods like wheat and rice, and yield gaps can be closed with proper plant material and technological assistance. Therefore, a sustainable potato products value chain in Morocco can be an example of minimizing the use of natural resources (water, N flows into soils? Pesticides?)  and also providing healthy products for local and export markets and good farmers income.

The project investigates the impact of activities in a regional food system on the SDGs and their underlying targets and indicators. The project also gives recommendations how the negative impacts can minimized and positive impacts can be further enhanced (regional).

Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/20