IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/eaa105/7882.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

People, trade and training: the needs of Morocco agricultural enterprises facing EU markets

Author

Listed:
  • Ismaili, Mohamed
  • Raggi, Meri
  • Viaggi, Davide

Abstract

The Mediterranean area is the core of an increasing exchange of goods and people. A distinctive feature of present trends in international relationship is the importance of factors that are beyond the mere exchange of goods. In particular, foreign investment, the creation international enterprises and training and personal growth of actors that are involved in the production process are key elements of the present scenario. The objective of this paper is to discuss the need of education and training in Morocco agricultural and agri-food enterprises in view of the increasing connection with the EU economy. In particular, attention is focused on the need brought about by the increased product quality requirements and by the installment of EU and US enterprises in Morocco. The study is carried out as a preliminary activity of the TEMPUS project STRIDE 4, through a survey of about thirty Morocco enterprises. The preliminary results show a strong need for training and information. The questionnaire shows a high degree of awareness about gaps and problems in meeting EU consumer expectations. At the same time, most respondents already show a clear positive strategy toward meeting such needs and many enterprises in fact are already adequate to many quality requirements. The main focus of the training required is on the interface between technical and marketing activities. Continuous education and life long learning are also perceived as major needs. In the background, the research shows the need of a more consistent understanding of each others institutions and cultural settings, as well as of a long term process of learning through collaborative training, production and research.

Suggested Citation

  • Ismaili, Mohamed & Raggi, Meri & Viaggi, Davide, 2007. "People, trade and training: the needs of Morocco agricultural enterprises facing EU markets," 105th Seminar, March 8-10, 2007, Bologna, Italy 7882, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa105:7882
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/7882
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Jayanthi, Shekhar & Kocha, Bart & Sinha, Kingshuk K., 1996. "Competitive Analysis Of U.S. Food Processing Plants," Working Papers 14333, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Agribusiness;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:eaa105:7882. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/eaaeeea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.