An economic cadastre in preparation by the Land Agency

A major “economic cadastre” project is being designed at the level of the National Agency for Land Registry, Cadastre and Cartography (ANCFCC), announced its director general, Karim Tajmouati, during his participation in Agro IT Days, in Meknes on January 13.

Speaking as part of a panel devoted to the impact of digital on the development of the rural world, he explained that this economic cadastre is a system multi-purpose information which is based on a cadastral map of the ANFCCC. Will be added later layers of information from different sources such as the High Commission for Planning, government departments, etc.

In the same vein, he recalled that thanks to the Mohammed VI-A and B satellites operated by the ANFCCC, data related to the agricultural sector are collected throughout Morocco with greater precision.

The purpose of this economic cadastre will therefore be to provide a governance and decision support tool for public policies.

This project financed by the American cooperation program Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is supported by the Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco Agency (MCA-Morocco) in collaboration with the ANCFCC.

A general design of this information system was presented and discussed during a workshop, organized on December 16, 2022 in Rabat.

Consolidate and cross-reference data from different GIS into a single cadastral map

Morocco currently has two cadastres under the ANFCCC :

– A cadastre legal which constitutes the support of the land registration system but whose informational scope is closely linked to the securing of land rights and which remains dependent on the extent of territorial coverage by land registration.

– A cadastre national has also been in place since 1973, with an economic vocation, but whose deployment was limited in time and space with the coverage of an area of ​​1.6 million hectares between 1973 and 1983.

On the other hand, there exists a multitude of geographic information systems (GIS) related to land under institutional actors, at national and territorial level, which have been set up to meet operational purposes related to their areas of competence (urban planning, land use planning, management of various land statuses, taxation, etc.). ), and designed according to specific logics and technical standards.

Faced with the proliferation of these autonomous GIS, the idea behind this multi-use economic cadastre project is to provide consolidated, versatile, up-to-date and accessible land information.

This new cadastre, based on the parcel, will be generalist and will aim both registered and in the process of registration as well as unregistered goods. It will also have the advantage of cross-referencing the different layers of land information from the different actors.

In addition to the inventory of land parcels and their geometric description, it will display a set of socio-economic, urban planning, tax data, etc..

A decision support tool in public policies

Also called SI-CAD-ECO, for integrated information system of the multi-purpose economic cadastre, it will be useful to number of users, says MCA-Morocco. It can thus be used by political decision-makers, specialists in planning and the environment, administrators of public programs, investors and citizens.

This cadastre is designed to constitute a land geo-governance tool for decision-making, by providing opinions, actions and interventions on detailed and exhaustive land information for the national territory.

It will also make it possible to create a framework for exchange and information sharing between different institutional actors. Information that can be used in particular to promote investment and to strengthen land security and facilitate the generalization of registration.

The project is considered a strategic lever of the National Land Strategy project

The multi-purpose economic cadastre project is one of the strategic levers selected by the ANFCCC as part of the project national land strategy which stems from the broad guidelines contained in the royal letter addressed to the participants in the National Conference on State land policy in 2015.

MCC funds it as part of the cooperation program Compact II concluded with the Moroccan government on November 30, 2015. It falls within the framework of the “land governance” activity, which benefits from overall funding of 10.5 million dollars.

Remember that the Compact II program has a budget of 450 million dollars deployed on two axes “Education and training for employability” and “land productivity”.

Office McKinsey had won a call for tenders which consists of carrying out a service relating to the design of the SI-CAD-ECO, for a total amount of nearly 20 million dirhams.

At the end of this process McKinsey will have to produce draft legal texts for setting up the multi-use economic cadastre, before delivering the terms of reference for the acquisition and setting up of SI-CAD-ECO.

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