Morocco Seed Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product (Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds, GM Seeds, Varietal Seeds), By Crop Type (Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Cotton, Vegetables, Others), And By Sales Channel (Online, Offline) - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615532
  • Pages : 80

The Morocco seed market was valued at US$34.138 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.17% during the forecast period.

The main industry that contributes to the development of sustainable food is the seed business. Today, however, because of technological advancements, the seed market in Morocco also contributes to the production of animal feed, bioenergy, and biomaterials.

Production of wheat in Morocco

Morocco produced close to 18 million quintals of wheat. The largest output in the nation was produced in the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra area, with a yield of about six million quintals. In addition to 1.89 MMT of common wheat, 0.81 MMT of durum wheat, and 0.7 MMT of barley, the Moroccan government also issued its final estimates for the production of wheat and barley for the 2022 crop. Due to the extreme drought, the MY2022/23 wheat and barley harvest was down 67 percent from the previous season of 2021. This is predicted to impact the seed market size in the forecast period.

Growth in cereal production

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, total wheat output in Morocco was predicted to be 32 million quintals in 2022, a 69% decrease from the year 2021. The decrease in grain output can have a significant impact on the country's economy because agriculture typically contributes 11% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. In response to questions about the possible effects on Moroccan agriculture, the Ministry stated that it anticipates a 1.7-point decline in this year's GDP. The fall harvest was mostly impacted by the drought last year. According to a statement from the Ministry, spring crops should fare better, owing to the increase in growth of the global seed industry.

Government subsidy for seed market in Morocco

On October 6, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance jointly announced their intention to grant a subsidy for certified seed for the crop year 2022-2023. The subsidy lowers the cost of sowing seeds, which are durum wheat ($290/MT), common wheat ($210/MT), and barley ($210/MT).

Until April 30, 2023, the present subsidy measures are in effect. In response to increased wheat costs, the government of Morocco also encourages the importation of wheat for use in bread at a predetermined flat-rate premium and an increase in seed treatment for better production. Every two weeks, the base price is determined using data from four sources (the Black Sea, France, Argentina, and the US).

Rising engagement with other nations

Morocco has turned to South America (Argentina and Brazil) for its wheat supply in MY 2021/22, whereas imports of wheat from Russia and Ukraine have decreased by 46% and 85%, respectively. Based on trade-to-date information, Post updated its MY and TY barley figures for 2020–21 and 202–22.

The sowing of wheat and barley was delayed in 2022 due to the delayed rainfall. Some places didn't finish sowing until the end of December 2022. As of January 17, 2023, Wheat, durum, and barley are at 3.8 million hectares (HA), which is roughly 5% less than the five-year average. This factor will greatly impact the seed market size in Morocco.

Increasing government support

The Marketing and Storage of Certified Seeds are supported by the Moroccan Agricultural Development Fund (ADF). The ADF also assists in investing in the importation of rice seed corporations for carry-over stocks, as well as Monogram sugarbeet seed. The seed companies that subtract the cost of the seed from a farmer's purchase are the recipients of this subsidy. These incentives are only eligible if the rice seeds being marketed have an ONSSA (National Health Security Office for Foodstuffs) certification.

Unorganized new entrants with the low profit-to-cost ratio

According to the APEDA, wheat, and barley are produced in Morocco at a greater rate over the projection period, followed by vegetable crops. Among them, products like tomatoes, beans, olives are rice seeds are shipped more frequently to nearby nations including France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Germany. To fulfill the rising need for production,

Morocco depends on Europe for the import of various vegetables and cereal seeds due to concerns about improved quality and drought tolerance. The majority of both exports and imports are made up of vegetable seeds, impacting the seed market size in the country.

Growing manufacturers focus on product innovation

The seed market in Morocco is highly fragmented and consists of two national seed traders' associations (AMSP - Association Marocaine des Semences et Plants and AMMS - Association Marocaine des Multiplicateurs des Semences), national and foreign seed producers, producers' associations, importers and exporters of seed and planting material, research institutions, farmers, and the government. Companies have a strong emphasis on introducing novel seed types, which has helped them gain substantial growth in seed market size in Morocco.

Morocco Seed Key Players

  • Agrimatco Morocco, Agrimatco has continued to grow and is now one of the major seed treatment and crop protection solution distributors in the nation. Agrimatco has established itself as a preferred partner of producers, big or little, focused on export or the local market, due to its high-quality goods and ongoing presence in all agricultural regions of Morocco.
  • Agrosem to extend the tomato season and address the problem of shelf life, a seed firm in Morocco has created a new tomato variety. The new tomato cultivar has the trade name SV7-886TH or Mexico 86 and has a 20-day shelf life.

Market Key Developments

  • In February 2023, FoodLabs, a European early-stage VC investor and venture studio for food, sustainability, and health, led a $1.5 million pre-seed fundraising round for Terraa, a Moroccan B2B tech-enabled food delivery network.
  • In December 2022, E-commerce located in Justyol, Morocco secured $350,000 as a pre-seed investment following a $100,000 investment from Earn Rocket Investment held last August in the same fund-raising round.
  • In May 2022, The new ICARDA Morocco Genebank was launched in Rabat by Morocco's Minister of Agriculture. One of the most exceptional and comprehensive collections of wheat, barley, and chickpea, is carefully stored in the cutting-edge facility that ICARDA created with the steadfast support of The Kingdom of Morocco, INRA, and the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

Morocco Seed Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$34.138 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 2.17% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Product, Crop Type, and Sales Channel
Companies Covered Zambia Seed Company Limited, takii seed, Known-You Seed Company, Rijk Zwaan Maroc Sarl, Erma Zaden, East West Seeds Pvt Ltd, Tozer Seeds
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product
    • Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds
    • GM Seeds
    • Varietal Seeds
  • By Crop Type
    • Grains & Cereals
    • Pulses & Oilseeds
    • Cotton
    • Vegetables
    • Others
  • By Sales Channel
    • Online
    • Offline


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds

5.3. GM Seeds

5.4. Varietal Seeds


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Grains & Cereals

6.3. Pulses & Oilseeds

6.4. Cotton

6.5. Vegetables

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Online

7.3. Offline


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Zambia Seed Company Limited

9.2. takii seed

9.3. Known-You Seed Company

9.4. Rijk Zwaan Maroc Sarl

9.5. Erma Zaden

9.6. East West Seeds Pvt Ltd

9.7. Tozer Seeds

Zambia Seed Company Limited

takii seed

Known-You Seed Company

Rijk Zwaan Maroc Sarl

Erma Zaden

East West Seeds Pvt Ltd

Tozer Seeds