Morocco is mostly an arid country in which agriculture accounts for a very low percentage of the total GDP, but employs half of the country’s population. About 27% of the population in Morocco is considered poor and 70% of the poor people live in rural areas.
In Morocco, formal and customary law coexist and they are made up of laws stemming from customary practices, French civil law, Moroccan decrees and Islamic law. There are no policies related to land and no formal comprehensive land law. The Constitution guarantees the right of private property and established that private property can be limited in case of state social and economic development plans.