Morocco exploring new agribusiness opportunities in the Middle East
The country's pavilion received over 5,000 visitors on the first day of SIAL Middle East
The Green Morocco Plan, the Agricultural Development Agency (ADA) organized the Moroccan participation in the eighth edition of the international food trade fair, SIAL Middle East, held from December 12 to 14 in Abu Dhabi.
Morocco’s presence at SIAL Middle East this year marks the fifth consecutive Moroccan participation and aims to underline the importance of the Middle East market for the Moroccan food sector.
In October 2012, His Majesty King Mohammed VI paid an unofficial working visit to the United Arab Emirates and other member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), contributing to funding programmes in the form of grants, development projects in Morocco as part of the strategic partnership established in 2011 between the Kingdom of Morocco and the GCC. This important contribution amounts to one billion US dollars per year, a total of US$ 5 billion. The UAE will contribute up to US$ 1.25 billion to this amount.
During the agribusiness event, a showcase of 130 PDO and PGI labeled products will be presented by exhibitors composed of 16 agricultural cooperatives, three economic interest groups and six private companies.