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Herbal, Aromatic, and Medicinal Plants Industry in Morocco: The Way Forward


  • Ramu Govindasamy
  • Amal Britel
  • Anoma Ariyawardana
  • Mohammed El Mourid
  • Ibrahim Shaqir


The world market for natural products such as Herbal, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (HAMP) is expanding rapidly due to their phytomedicinal, neutraceutical and phytocosmetic benefits. Morocco, as a country with a rich biodiversity, can capture a huge demand for its HAMP due to its increasing world demand. However, the survival of the HAMP sector depends primarily on the sustainable development of this sector. Given the need, this study was conducted to understand the strategic interventions that are needed for the Moroccan HAMP sector to be competitive while being sustainable. Based on the perceptions of key stakeholders, this study delineates some strategic reforms that are needed for the Moroccan HAMP sector.

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  • Ramu Govindasamy & Amal Britel & Anoma Ariyawardana & Mohammed El Mourid & Ibrahim Shaqir, 2009. "Herbal, Aromatic, and Medicinal Plants Industry in Morocco: The Way Forward," The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(3-4), pages 45-55, July-Octo.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:06:y:2009:i:3-4:p:45-55

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