• Africa
  • Western Sahara is located in Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Western Sahara in Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • To the north, the Sahara skirts the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt and portions of Libya, but in Cyrenaica and the Maghreb, the Sahara borders the Mediterranean forest, woodland, and scrub eco-regions of northern Africa, all of which have a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers and cool and rainy winters. (wikipedia.org)
  • To the south, the Sahara is bounded by the Sahel, a belt of dry tropical savanna with a summer rainy season that extends across Africa from east to west. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Economic Forum placed Morocco as the 1st most competitive economy in North Africa, in its African Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco was ranked the 1st African country by the Economist Intelligence Unit ' quality-of-life index , ahead of South Africa and the UAE . (thefullwiki.org)
  • HM the King underlined that the Crans Montana Forum has been convened for the third time in a row in Dakhla, "a city I particularly care about and I look forward to seeing it become a hub for meetings and provide a platform for communication between Morocco and Africa. (allafrica.com)
  • CCA hosted its Annual Membership Meeting earlier this month, and I told our members that my goal for the organization is for CCA to be the most valuable resource for companies and organisations doing business in Africa. (allafrica.com)
  • As I previously mentioned, I want this organization to be the most valuable resource for companies doing business in Africa. (allafrica.com)
  • tonnes
  • The Danish charter vessel Ultra Innovation, carrying 55,000 tonnes of phosphate rock from Morocco's OCP through Panama to Port of Vancouver for Agrium, was held on Wednesday night under a maritime court order, Polisario said. (reuters.com)
  • Chatham proposes to extract up to 1.5 million tonnes a year of phosphate nodules from the top half metre of sand on identified parts of an 820km2 area on the Chatham Rise, 450km off the west coast of New Zealand, in waters of 400m. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • exports
  • World leader in sardine exports and beneficiary of some of the world's richest territorial ocean stocks, Morocco could now offer major returns for technically savvy investors as it turns inland to harness the potential of its lakes and reservoirs. (worldfishing.net)
  • Fish is one of the five pillars of this export-oriented economy, standing with remittances from migrant Moroccans (some three million in Europe alone), inbound foreign tourism (add three million overseas Moroccans visiting relatives each year), phosphates and agricultural exports . (worldfishing.net)
  • The government wishes to increase textile and clothing exports from $1.27 billion in 2001 to $3.29 billion in 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1975
  • In 1975, Spain relinquished the administrative control of the territory to a joint administration by Morocco (which had formally claimed the territory since 1957) and Mauritania. (wikipedia.org)
  • Western Sahara has been disputed since 1975, when Morocco claimed it as part of the kingdom and the Polisario fought a guerrilla war for the Sahrawi people's independence. (reuters.com)
  • Maghreb
  • According to the botanical criteria of Frank White and geographer Robert Capot-Rey, the northern limit of the Sahara corresponds to the northern limit of date palm cultivation and the southern limit of the range of esparto, a grass typical of the Mediterranean climate portion of the Maghreb and Iberia. (wikipedia.org)
  • farmers
  • The industry has lobbied heavily for the PIK (payment in kind) program in which farmers are paid in surplus grain to take their land out of production until agricultural surpluses are used. (csmonitor.com)
  • Both New Zealand fertiliser manufacturers source a large part of their phosphate rock supply from that area, so the implications for farmers and the economically important agriculture sector are serious. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • Akinboro appreciated the government and people of Afghanistan for giving Cellulant the opportunity and the space to participate in making life better for small holder farmers. (allafrica.com)
  • We will work with the government of Afghanistan to get inputs to 1 million farmers in the next 90-120 days. (allafrica.com)
  • The e-wallet system provides a holistic system to link the farmers to agricultural inputs supply chain, finance and markets through integration with mobile network operators, input markets, extensions services, financial service providers, commodity market, and insurance service providers. (allafrica.com)
  • rock
  • But phosphorous and potassium cannot be synthesized they're found in significant amounts only in a few large deposits scattered across the planet, in the form, respectively, of phosphate rock and potash. (care2.com)
  • New Zealand needs to use its own source of ethically-produced, environmentally-friendly phosphate rock rather than importing product from a disputed territory. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • He said the rock from Morocco is used to make New Zealand's predominant fertiliser superphosphate, which results in high levels of run-off with resulting pollution to our waterways and can also be detrimental to soil health over the long term. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • The solution to supply and environmental problems is the use of Chatham rock phosphate as an organic direct application fertiliser not processed with chemicals. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • Chatham Rock Phosphate, a publicly listed company, was granted a mining permit in 2013 to develop New Zealand's only significant source of environmentally friendly pastoral phosphate fertiliser and is now preparing for a revised environmental consent application. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • Mediterranean
  • There are three new masterplans to buttress those pillars: for water, Plan Bleu (blue, for Morocco and the Mediterranean) for fisheries, Plan Halieutis (fish) and agriculture, Plan Vert (green). (worldfishing.net)
  • desert
  • Desertec is an energy project launched in Munich in 2009, consisting on the use of solar and wind technology in the Sahara desert, with the aim to provide that energy generated to African and European countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Play media The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, al-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, 'the Greatest Desert') is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sahara can be divided into several regions including: the western Sahara, the central Ahaggar Mountains, the Tibesti Mountains, the Aïr Mountains, the Ténéré desert, and the Libyan Desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • A sparsely populated stretch of desert bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Western Sahara has rich fishing grounds as well as phosphate. (reuters.com)
  • Around the fifth century, thanks to the availability of the camel, Berber-speaking people began crossing the Sahara Desert . (wn.com)
  • borders
  • During the Weimar Republic, the German government did not respect the Treaty of Versailles that it had been pressured to sign, and various government figures at the time rejected Germany's post-Versailles borders. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Industry studies show that at normal rates of mining and with existing technology there is a 200-year supply of phosphate left here. (csmonitor.com)
  • The government takes it lead from 46-year-old king Mohammed VI of the powerful 17th century Alaoui dynasty which permeates all politics and business here. (worldfishing.net)
  • sustainable
  • We can deliver a secure and sustainable local supply of low-cadmium phosphate that will also reduce fertiliser run-off into waterways, produce healthier soils and shrink fertiliser needs over time," Mr Castle said. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • Economy
  • As such, the majority of the economical activity of Western Sahara happens in the framework of the economy of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • At any rate environmental criticism is expected to be muted somewhat as the slump makes people realize just how important the phosphate industry is to their local economy. (csmonitor.com)
  • The economy of Morocco is considered a relatively liberal economy governed by the law of supply and demand. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco has become a major player in African economic affairs, and is the 5th African economy by GDP (PPP). (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco is a fairly stable economy with continuous growth over the past half-century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritania withdrew its claims in 1979, and Morocco eventually secured de facto control of most of the territory, including all the major cities and natural resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • supply
  • The region is littered with elongated lakes, the remains of 100 years of strip mining which has provided more than 80 percent of the nation's phosphate supply and one-third of the world's. (csmonitor.com)
  • million
  • If all areas with a mean annual precipitation of less than 250 mm were included, the Sahara would be 11 million square kilometres (4,200,000 sq mi). (wikipedia.org)
  • large
  • Although phosphate mining here is largely backed by large chemical corporations diversified enough to absorb losses, there are efforts to make those losses short term. (csmonitor.com)
  • The Sahara is mainly rocky hamada (stone plateaus), Ergs (sand seas - large areas covered with sand dunes) form only a minor part, but many of the sand dunes are over 180 metres (590 ft) high. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco suffers both from structural unemployment and a large external debt. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spanish
  • date= (help) "Inversoras venden acciones Kerr-McGee por conflicto Sahara" (in Spanish). (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco opened its doors to offshoring in July 2006, as one component of the development initiative Plan Emergence, and has so far attracted roughly half of the French-speaking call centres that have gone offshore so far and a number of the Spanish ones. (thefullwiki.org)
  • although
  • For most of agricultural history, successful farming has been about figuring out how to recycle these elements (although no one had identified them until the 19th century). (care2.com)
  • trade
  • In March 2009, four Norwegian shipping companies desisted from Western Sahara trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • But jog off the main tourist trade routes, beyond the orange groves and into central Florida's ''Bone Valley'' and the state's third largest industry - phosphate mining - becomes very visible. (csmonitor.com)
  • Morocco wanted more recognition as one of the EU's longest trade partners. (worldfishing.net)
  • France remains the primary trade partner (supplier and customer) of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coming from government where you were the US trade representative what synergy will the Council stand to benefit by way of your experience? (allafrica.com)
  • price
  • The export market has decreased because the high cost of the dollar created an artificial price increase for phosphate on foreign markets, and there are cheaper places for them to buy. (csmonitor.com)
  • officially
  • In April 2010, a Desertec spokesperson confirmed to the English newspaper The Guardian that the project will not be placed in disputed Western Sahara, saying: "We want to confirm… officially that our reference projects will not be located in the West Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • increase
  • The company also aims to increase the range of plastic materials that can be printed, and eventually move on to metals and ceramics. (blogspot.com.au)
  • markets
  • Western Sahara traders sharing thier views and thoughts about different markets ranging from currencies to commodities. (wn.com)
  • international
  • Each week we'll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. (wn.com)
  • annually
  • According to climatic criteria, the southern limit of the Sahara corresponds to the 150 mm (5.9 in) isohyet of annual precipitation (this is a long-term average, since precipitation varies annually). (wikipedia.org)
  • France
  • Morocco successfully taps loans and grants from sources such as the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Middle East, France and Norway. (worldfishing.net)
  • France is also the primary creditor and foreign investor in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to becoming head of government in Italy as leader of the Italian Fascist movement, Mussolini had advocated alliance with recently defeated Germany after the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 settled World War I. He believed that Italy could expand its influence in Europe by allying with Germany against France. (wikipedia.org)
  • technology
  • Speaking on the partnership with the Afghanistan government, the co-Founder of Cellulant Corporation, Mr. Bolaji Akinboro stated that the technology which origin is Nigeria is the gift of Cellulant to humanity. (allafrica.com)