The "Land productivity" Project, with a budget of about $170,5 million, aims to improve the land governance and productivity by enabling land markets to better respond to investor demand and attract more investment through the implementation of three activities: "Land Governance", "Industrial Land" and "Rural Land".
The "Land Governance" Activity ($ 10.5 million) will support the Government in (i) the development of a national land strategy and an action plan for its implementation, according to a participatory approach promoting consensus building and ownership of this strategy by all actors and in (ii) the implementation of the action plan's priority actions.
The "Industrial Land" Activity ($ 127 million) focuses on the implementation of three components:
Providing technical assistance to stakeholders, in particular the Ministry of Industry, in the development and management of industrial zones;
The design of a new model for the development of sustainable industrial parks and the revitalization of existing industrial zones, driven by marekt demand and encouraging public-private partnerships and environmental and social sustainability. This model will be implemented, on a pilot basis, in three industrial zones in the Casablanca-Settat Region;
The establishment of the FUND for Sustainable Industrial Zones (FONZID) to support projects that improve the governance and sustainability of existing or new industrial zones. This fund, set up in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry, with a budget of approximetly $30 million, 50% of which will be provided by this Ministry.
The "Rural Land" Activity ($ 33 million) aimed at the implementation of a “melkisation”’s pilot operation of collective land located in irrigation perimeters and governed by Dahir no. 1-69-30 of July 25, 1969, using an optimized and simplified procedure. This “melkisation” operation consist in the transformation of joint ownership of this land into private properties for the benefit of rights holders. This operation will be implemented, on a pilot basis, over an area of 66.000 Ha of collective land within irrigation perimeters of Gharb (51.000 Ha) and the Haouz (15.000 Ha). To maximize the benefits of this pilot “melkisation” operation, accompanying measures are being considered . These measures include facilitating access to finance for investment and development of land, management of joint ownership, functional literacy, strengthening farmer’s capacities and developing income-generating activities and jobs, especially for women and youths.