The Kingdom of Morocco – a land rich in culture, history, and geographical wonders. Situated in northwestern Africa, it stands as a gateway between Europe and many African countries for tourists as well as investors seeking business opportunities. A predominately Muslim country slightly larger than the state of California, Morocco is home to more than 32,300,000 inhabitants. Morocco’s current ruler, King Mohammed VI, has initiated many positive programs and continues to build the country’s infrastructure paving the way for increased foreign investment and international trade.
In recent years, King Mohammed VI has worked hard to advance the country economically as well as positively improve its international reputation. However, left in the shadow of the many economic strides are the rural poor, often without a voice and with inadequate knowledge of available resources. Illiteracy rates, poverty, and child trafficking still remain high in Morocco – especially among Morocco’s rural population. Many are stuck in the cycle of subsistence living with a lack of quality education opportunities and unaware of basic health care principles . Local employment incorporating whole-person mentoring and advocacy is key to answering this great need among rural poor communities.
American Chamber of Commerce Morocco
The American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (AmCham Morocco) is a non-profit, non government organization which represents American and Moroccan businesses and individuals.
The Green Maroc Plan
The strategy of the Green Morocco Plan for a sector that contributes 19% to the national GDP, 15% in agriculture and 4% in agribusiness. This sector employs over 4 million rural and creates about 100 thousand jobs in the field of food.
USA-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
The United States and Morocco signed an FTA on June 15, 2004. The Agreement entered into force on January 1, 2006. The United States-Morocco FTA is a comprehensive agreement that supports the significant economic and political reforms that are underway in Morocco and provides for improved commercial opportunities for U.S. exports to Morocco by reducing and eliminating trade barriers.
Morocco on Wikipedia
Morocco (Arabic: المغرب al-Maġrib), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.