Morocco


Site description

 

The site selected for the project in Morocco is actually divided in two parts:

  • The Tadla plain corresponding to the Oum Er-Rabia watershed, which covers an area of 12 500 km². The closest major cities are Beni Mellal, Beni Mellal and Khenifra.
    The climate there is arid to semi-arid, with a dry season from April to October and a wet season from November to March.
    The annual rainfall is 300 mm and the average temperature is 18° C, with a maximum of 40 ° C in August and a minimum of 3.5° C in January.
  • The Tensift watershed, which represents 3500 km². The closest major cities are in this case El Jadida, Casablanca, Safi and Sidi Benour.
    The climate there is semi-arid, with a dry season from May to October and a wet season from November to April.
    The annual rainfall is 350 mm where the average temperature and the temperature range are the same as above.

The main crops grown in both parts are wheat and sugar beet during winter and alfalfa in summer. The Oum Er-Rabia watershed also includes orange and olive groves, whereas corn fields can be found in the Tensift watershed.

The growing season ranges from September to August in the first case and from December to June in the second one. In both watersheds, crops are mainly irrigated, with field size ranging from 0.5 to 10 ha.


​Wheat field in the Tensift watershed


​Sugarbeet field in the Tensift watersehd

​Alfalfa

​Orange grove in the Oum Er-Rabia watershed

Orange grove in the Oum Er-Rabia watershed

 

Sen2-Agri Products


 

 

 

The following pictures show examples of products delivered over the site of Morocco.

  • Composite product (L3A product) corresponding to April 1st, 2016
  • Composite product (L3A product) corresponding to July 2nd, 2016
  • Dynamic cropland mask (L4A product) covering the period between January 15 and July 29, 2016

 

Partners

 

The coordination of the activities related to field data collection and product assessment over the Moroccan site is ensured by: