Darroux fertilizerThe Government of Dominica has received a shipment of fertilizer from the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco totaling 240 tonnes (ten twenty-foot containers) with a value of about EC$300,000.

The fertilizer will greatly impact the agriculture sector as the availability and cost of inputs, in particular fertilizer, has been a major challenge for farmers over the past year.

The shipment of fertilizer represents a further deepening of cooperation between Dominica and the Kingdom of Morocco.

In December 2013, a five member agricultural technical team from the Kingdom of Morocco held discussions with local agriculture officials for the implementation of a project “Soil Fertility Mapping for Agricultural Development in Dominica and Other Eastern Caribbean Islands”.

This was the first step  towards the reinforcement of scientific and technical partnerships in the agricultural sector between the Kingdom of Morocco and Dominica, implemented through projects in integrated management of irrigation and water resources and fertilizers, for increased productivity and quality of
agricultural products.

The two countries established diplomatic relations in 2010 and since then have enjoyed a fruitful and meaningful friendship.

Dominica and the Kingdom of Morocco signed a Roadmap for Cooperation for the period 2013-2015, in February 2013.

The cooperation agreement focuses on South-South cooperation; food security; energy; governance; environment and climate change; the fight against terrorism, drug and peoples’ trafficking and illegal immigration.