Water: 207 million dollars for irrigation in Morocco
The pace of infrastructure projects to strengthen resistance to climate in Morocco is on the rise, reports Aujourd'hui le Maroc. The Green Climate Fund ' (Green climate fund), the co-financing of a project to modernise a irrigation system in Morocco approved. Under the leadership of the European Bank for reconstruction and development, in cooperation with the Moroccan Government, this project is a part of the effort to the Sebou Saiss basin in northern Morocco.
As a consequence will be a funding of 207 million dollars injected by the European Bank for reconstruction and development and its partners, including 32 million euro of the Green Climate Fund. Morocco's contribution amounts to 54 million euros. According to the European Bank this investment will strengthen the participation of the local community in the field of water policy.
This project will promote and drip irrigation will contribute to the capacity building for adapting to climate change in the Sebou Saiss basin.Climate change impact on water resources in Morocco. The European Bank for reconstruction and development indicates that more than 80% of the water extracted from Morocco is used for irrigation. Only 15% of the total agricultural land is irrigated.