Morocco plants seeds of growth in olive oil sector

Morocco, already the fifth largest producer and exporter of olive oil worldwide, is expanding its plantations and increasing production and quality, looking for larger share of market as it modernises the traditional Mediterranean industry.VIDEO: REUTERS

MOROCCO (REUTERS) - Already the fifth largest producer and exporter of olive oil worldwide, Morocco is hoping for a fruitful future.

It is expanding its olive plantations and increasing its production and quality of olive oil, looking for a larger share of the market as it modernises the traditional Mediterranean industry.

The North African country expects a record-breaking harvest, with an increase of nearly 50 per cent from last year.