CASABLANCA - Canada has recently stated that it will grant financial support in the amount of $ 6.6 million to Morocco in order to launch a training program that will allow beneficiaries to receive specialized vocational training on strengthening the capacity of milling durum wheat and pulses in Morocco, wrote the daily news source La Vie Eco Today.
CASABLANCA – Canada has recently stated that it will grant financial support in the amount of $ 6.6 million to Morocco in order to launch a training program that will allow beneficiaries to receive specialized vocational training on strengthening the capacity of milling durum wheat and pulses in Morocco, wrote the daily news source La Vie Eco Today.
The $ 6.6 million will be paid over five years at the Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) for the implementation of the training program, which will be initiated in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture. This will facilitate the application of the Green Morocco Plan by offering vocational training.
CIGI will work with the Moroccan National Federation of millers and the milling industry training department in Morocco in order to implement the program, which will contribute to the modernization and improvement of milling methods through vocational training. This, in turn, will generate employment opportunities for Moroccans.
According to the same source, this program will provide beneficiaries with specialized training on the milling and end-use of durum wheat and legumes, and enrich their knowledge of the quality of Canadian durum wheat and its innovative use of legumes.
This initiative will, among other things, increase productivity in the milling of durum wheat (seven million additional tones of durum wheat will be milled each year in Morocco, knowing that the current production stands at 50 million tons).
The initiative will also increase the use of legumes milled in commercial formulations (three new products incorporating milled legumes will be developed), while also increasing the number of women joining the field of durum wheat milling (fifty women will receive technical and management jobs in the milling industry).
“This initiative is an excellent example of how Canada promotes economic opportunities at home and abroad”, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Mr. Gerry Ritz was quoted as saying by La Vie Eco.
He also highlighted the contribution of CIGI in this new project, which will offer customized training programs and specialized technical support to Moroccan beneficiaries.
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