Meknes: Sadiki visits the construction site of the International Agricultural Show in Morocco


The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohammed Sadiki, paid a site visit on Friday April 5, 2024 to the site of the International Agricultural Show in Morocco (SIAM) in Meknes.

He was accompanied by the Wali of the Fez-Meknes Region, Said Zniber, the Governor of the Meknes prefecture, Abdelghani Sabbar, the President of the SIAM Association, Mohammed Fikrat, the Acting Commissioner of SIAM, Kamal Hidane, and a delegation of ministry officials.

The visit focused on the progress of the development work on the site and the various aspects linked to the organization of this now unmissable event on the agricultural scene.

“SIAM positions itself today as a unique platform for exchange and communication around the vision and strategy of agricultural development of our country. It offers a suitable opportunity for meetings with different partners, both national and international,” declared Mr. Sadiki, highlighting the major role of the show in promoting sustainable agricultural practices, technological innovation, exchanges trade and international cooperation.

For his part, Mohammed Fikrat added: “Our ambition with SIAM is to provide a space for influence, dialogue and innovation, conducive to the exchange of good practices and the initiation and strengthening of strategic partnerships” .

The work is progressing at great speed, demonstrating the dynamism and commitment of all those involved in offering visitors a special edition. Mr. Hidane also underlined “We are working to offer an exemplary organization for this 16th edition, reflecting our commitment to the development of our Moroccan and international agriculture”.

Organized annually under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, SIAM is one of the largest agricultural events in Africa and the Middle East. The 16th edition will take place from April 22 to 28 under the theme “Climate and agriculture: For sustainable and resilient production systems”, with Spain as guest of honor. Occupying an area of ​​more than 12 hectares, the event promises to be an enriching experience for professionals and the general public.

The next edition aims to be a platform for exchange and action for sustainable and resilient production systems in a context marked by climate change, with a program of more than 40 conferences, the participation of nearly 70 countries, 1,500 exhibitors , and more than 950,000 visitors expected.

The 16th edition is marked, in particular, by:

– the introduction of a new “Agri-Digital” Cluster, illustrating the role of digital technologies in the service of more efficient and more resilient agriculture;

– the significant extension of the “local products” division, promoting Moroccan agricultural diversity;

– the introduction of the E-ticket to improve access conditions.

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