Kick-off Meeting of IDRC funded project “Scaling up quinoa value chain to improve food and nutritional security in poor rural communities of Morocco”

Several partners attended the meeting (DRA, DPA, ONSSA, NGO, ORMVA, Private, Local Authority ... etc.). The meeting was coincided with the visit of an Ethiopian delegation chaired by the Minister of State for Agriculture of Ethiopia at the University Mohamed VI Polytechnic who participated in the opening of the meeting.

The meeting was opened by Dr. Driss Ouazzar who presented the different structures and activities of the university followed by a presentation on the potential of Quinoa by Dr. Choukr-Allah Redouane and a presentation of the project by Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich, ICBA representative.

Then a discussion was opened, and several participants showed their interest to support and adhere to this project. Among the participants, the Regional Director of Agriculture, Provincial Director of Agriculture, Provincial Director of ONSSA, Association of Quinoa Farmers, Private and Farmer ... etc.

In conclusion, it was planned to set up project monitoring committees and develop a project activities implementation schedule.