This paper aimed to
identify potential proposals contributing to the structuring of the Moroccan’s
pulses sector and improving its governance for food security purposes by
examining the issues and key constraints affecting its entire value chain and
its future in the next decade. The data were collected from an e-Delphi
questionnaire which consisted of 40 proposals submitted to experts and administered in two rounds. The DELPHI method used
aimed to reach the consensus of 26
experts selected among the value chain actors of this sector based on a Likert
measurement scale. An analysis of the experts’ comments was also used.
Findings show 19 new proposals suggested in the first round and added in the
second round. Consensus was reached on 39 proposals contributing to the structuring of the
sector and on seven proposals aimed at improving its governance. However, the
analysis of experts’
comments on the future of the sector revealed controversial opinions and did
not make it possible to establish scenarios for changes in terms of the share
of pulses in crop rotation, the potential
for increasing areas, national production and marketing. Such results highlight
the need for collective thinking between actors to lay the foundations for a
common strategic vision of the sector and its implementation based on good
governance that advocates coordination, information sharing, transparency and
partnership between the actors upstream and downstream of the sector.
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How to cite this paper
The Structuring and Good Governance of the Pulses Sector in Morocco: Results from an e-Delphi Survey
How to cite this paper: Larbi Toumi, Mohamed El Amrani, Abdelkader Ait El Mekki, Rachid Harbouze, Aziz Fadlaoui. (2020) The Structuring and Good Governance of the Pulses Sector in Morocco: Results from an e-Delphi Survey. International Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 4(2), 191-202.