MOROCCAN AGRI-BIZ CLAIMS TO BE BEST EQUIPPED SECTOR WITH ICT

Computing

Agri-businesses in Morocco claim to be the best equipped in ICT terms according to a report in the last edition of Alimentareus, citing the results of a survey conducted by the Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications.

Agi-business companies have a higher level of equipment in terms of local networks, intranets, presence on the web and e-commerce, according to the survey which covered 6,911 companies in the country. Neverthless only 24% of companies in the sector have computers, compared with 19% in the metals and metallurgy sector. There is now an average of 13 computers in a company compared with 7 in 1999. In these companies 75% use e-mail and 73% use the internet for research.

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