300 local sellers showcased to promote typical agricultural products from the East of Morocco.
Rabat – The annual agricultural Salon of Saidia, currently in its 6th year, is taking place in the beach town of Saidia, near the Morocco-Algeria border.
The salon was opened on Saturday, July 27 and will end on Sunday, August 4th. Organizers expect the event to attract over 200,000 visitors.
The salon showcases over one hundred cooperatives and 200 local producers working with traditional agricultural goods from the eastern region of Morocco.
The event, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, is a collaboration between the regional chamber of agriculture, the regional directorate for agriculture, and the regional office of the Moroccan National Health Security Office of Food (ONSSA).
The salon aims to bolster and promote traditional agricultural products from the east of Morocco, such as honey, olives and olive oil, almonds, and couscous. By setting up this event, organizers hope to increase investment in these products as a gateway to reducing unemployment and promoting inclusive, sustainable development.
This initiative is the latest in a series of efforts to promote traditional agricultural goods in Morocco. On July 13th, the Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch presided over “Tasting days” in the city of Taza near Fez, where visitors were offered dishes prepared with typical products from the Taza region. In addition to showcasing medicinal plants and cosmetics made from traditional products.
The secretary-general of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mohamed Sadiki, the governor of the Berkane province, where Saidia is located, Mohamed Ali Habouha, and other public and private sector figures in the region all attended the opening ceremony, on July 27th.