ONSSA actively participates in SIAM 2014

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On the occasion of the holding of the ninth edition of SIAM 2014 in Meknes from April 24 to May 3, 2014, ONSSA took part in this large-scale meeting through several activities and actions.

ONSSA was present at the Moroccan agriculture pavilion at the level of the quality and control pole and at the level of the factor of production pole with a materialization respectively of its activities of control of food products and control of seeds and seedlings.

At the same time, ONSSA participated in the animation of the virtual platform set up by the Ministry through the mobilization of 26 executives permanently from April 24 to 28, 2014 on all the sites (Souss Massa Draâ, Meknes- Tafilalet, Chaouia-Ouardigha, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz and Rabat) to answer the various questions of farmers, breeders and consumers concerning animal health, plant health and the sanitary control of food products. Similarly, ONSSA took part in the animation of the space dedicated to agricultural advice with an intervention for the benefit of breeders on the animal identification and traceability project (SNIT) and an intervention intended for farmers on the management phytosanitary control of crop diseases and pests and the rational use of pesticides.

On the sidelines of SIAM, ONSSA organized several cooperation activities with their country counterparts. It is :

Moroccan-Dutch cooperation

ONSSA organized on April 25 in Meknes within its Regional Directorate, a workshop led by two experts from the NVWA (Autorité néerlandaise de sécurité des aliments et des produits de consommation). During this meeting, in which the central managers and regional directors of ONSSA took part, the Dutch experts and their Moroccan counterparts presented their respective health control system, with the specificities linked to each country, particularly in the areas payment for services rendered and control missions delegated to the private sector.

Moroccan-German cooperation

the Director General of ONSSA had talks with his counterpart from BVL (the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety) on April 25, to take stock of the cooperation program and revitalize the partnership ONSSA/BVL. Indeed, it has had a very satisfactory record since the signing, on April 29, 2010 in Meknes, of the cooperation agreement between the two institutions. The program put in place includes expert missions, study visits and exchanges of information, particularly in two areas: pesticide registration and laboratory upgrading.

Moroccan-Gabonese cooperation

The Director General of the Gabonese Food Safety Agency (AGASA) visiting Morocco as part of Gabon’s participation in SIAM met with the Director General of ONSSA on the areas of cooperation between Morocco and Gabon in the field of food safety, following the signing of an ONSSA/AGASA cooperation protocol on March 7, 2014, on the sidelines of the royal visit to Africa.

The two parties have thus agreed to set up a program of visits and exchanges in areas of common interest.