Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

Moroccan Agriculture Minister Mohamed Siddiqui predicted that Morocco would lose about 20% of the cultivated area this year due to the effects of drought.

“For autumn and winter plantings, the cultivated area reached 2.5 million hectares, compared to 4 million hectares we used to record in normal years,” Siddiqui said during a session of the Moroccan House of Councilors (the second chamber of the Moroccan parliament).

“Of the 2.5 million hectares of cultivated area, 20 percent will be lost due to drought,” Siddiqui said.

The start of Morocco’s agricultural season this year saw a delayed rainfall, threatening a new year of drought that will negatively affect agricultural production.

Morocco suffers from continued drought and reduced rainfall, which has caused a water deficit of about one billion cubic meters.

The Russian president also explained that the program of assistance to African countries in the health and epidemiological fields, launched in 2023, provides for the provision of 10 mobile laboratories with a high level of biological protection, the training of more than 350 African specialists, in addition to a series of joint scientific research.

He also stressed that conference participants will be able to share knowledge and professional experience related to the prevention and response to infectious disease outbreaks.

Representatives of relevant government departments and services, doctors, epidemiologists, and microbiologists from twenty countries attended as “participants” in the first Russian-African International Conference on the Control of Infectious Diseases.

It is noteworthy that reports, information, and studies on US civilian and military biological laboratories spread around the world indicate the involvement of the Pentagon and US intelligence in secret biological projects, the latest of which is the discovery of a biological laboratory in Sudan described as a bacterial bomb.

The issue of U.S. biological laboratories has returned to the fore as controversy escalates over the discovery in Sudan, of a US-funded laboratory in Sudan, which fell into the hands of the Rapid Support Forces, containing a deadly pathogen and a germ bomb.

The American website “Warroom” confirmed that the Sudanese laboratory in question received support from the Department of Defense, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Agency for International Development, but the American magazine “Newsweek” questioned the credibility of the site.

This is not the first time that the United States has been involved in biological laboratories, as Russia recently unveiled fifty military biological laboratories in Ukraine run by the United States, where secret research and experiments were conducted on citizens, according to the Russian Federation Council.

 

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