By Safaa Kasraoui
By Safaa Kasraoui
Rabat – SOS Maroc Terroir has held its second Terroir Symposium for climate change at Palais Medina and the SPA hotel in Fes.
The event, which took place April 8, was marked by an array of fulfilled objectives, including the establishment of an eminent connection between Terroir producers and scientific research laboratories in the Fes-Meknes region.
Maroc Terroir agents have been able to reach 80 per cent of their objectives, with eight companies establishing seven partnerships with two major laboratories from Fes and Meknes Universities.
SOS Maroc Terroir hopes to boost local trade through innovative projects, including culinary products, aromatic plans and other items, which are in line with the needs of Moroccan and international markets.
The offers of the different scientific laboratories have been validated by entities already possessing 16 years of experience in the development of local products and marketing.
SOS Maroc Terroir also intends to construct a new project, entitled “Movement of the Terroir to the Feminine.” 80 per cent of this project is populated by women who produce a wide range of local products in the Fes-Meknes region.
The second edition of the symposium has been organized by SOS Maroc, in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in the presence of FAO’s Moroccan representative, Michael Georges Hage.
For his part, Hage has praised the efficient work of SOS Maroc, which is attempting to valorize its products by the most adapted and, above all, the most concrete and lasting means for better results.
He added that Morocco’s agricultural sector is a key element of economy and social development.
“This sector plays an essential role at different levels, including food security, stability of rural populations and fighting against poverty,” said Hage.