Morocco plans to create a logistics platform in Poland to have better access to European markets
According to Hortoinfo, Morocco Foodex – the Moroccan body for the control and promotion of food exports under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests – recently announced that the Kingdom of Morocco wished to create a logistics platform in Poland to have better access to European markets.
The announcement was made during a recent webinar in which European representatives from large retailers also participated, according to the outlet.
In addition, at the request of Morocco Foodex, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are supporting the development of a certification aimed at communicating to the European market the key aspects of sustainability linked to fresh Moroccan products. With the support of the European Union (EU), the two organizations are already working together to promote the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the Moroccan horticultural sector, in partnership with the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture.
In the webinar, El Mehdi El Alami, Director of Promotion and Development at Morocco FoodEx, said: “We are looking for export opportunities for fresh Moroccan products, complying with the highest environmental and social standards than the EU. recognizes and demands. We work with farmers, exporters, distributors, regulators, consumer groups, EBRD and FAO, among others, to ensure the competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability of our fresh produce.
Jean-Christophe Filori, Head of Cooperation of the European Delegation to Morocco, said that “the ‘Farm to Table’ strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal, which aims to make food systems fair, healthy and respectful of the environment. The Moroccan agro-food industry will be able to exploit this potential if it continues to respect international quality standards, especially those of European markets.
“Moroccan producers of fresh produce have increased the weight of their investments in sustainability issues and this sector has enough potential for added value, so we are happy to support this promising direction of the Moroccan horticultural sector”, said Othman Tlemcani, main banker of the EBRD. .
Support from FAO and EBRD
In their interventions, the FAO and the EBRD have also supported the Green Generation 2020-2030, characterized by a new vision of the Moroccan agricultural sector, which promotes sustainability, agricultural productivity, climate resilience and economic inclusion of young people in the areas. rural. According to the two organizations, this strategy promotes the adoption of new technologies that can improve the efficiency of agricultural production and water use.