Dominica Receives 240 Tonnes of Fertilizer from the Kingdom of Morocco
The Government of Dominica has received a shipment of fertilizer from the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, totalling off 240 tonnes, i.e ten twenty-foot containers with a value of about 300,000 EC Dollars.
The fertilizer will greatly impact the agricultural 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 the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Kingdom of Morocco.
In December 2013, a five member agricultural technical team from the Kingdom of Morocco held discussions with local agricultural officials, for the implementation of a project they call “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.
The two countries established diplomatic relations in 2010 and in February of 2013 Dominica and the Kingdom of Morocco, signed a Roadmap for Cooperation for the period 2013 to 2015.
The cooperation agreement focuses on South-South cooperation; food security; energy; governance; environment and climate change; in addition to the fight against terrorism, drug and peoples’ trafficking and illegal immigration.