ONSSA present at the 10th edition of the Date Fair in Erfoud (Sidattes 2019)

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Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, inaugurated on October 25 in Erfoud the 10th edition of the international date fair (SIDATTES 2019) which is placed this year under the theme: ̎ Date palm, lever of employment and pillar of the oasis economy ̎.

ONSSA, the competent authority responsible for the certification and sanitary and phytosanitary control of dates throughout the production chain, participated in this fair through the development of a stand at the level of the institutional pole, where the Office presented the techniques and stages relating to the process of control and certification of date palm plants, the phytosanitary actions undertaken for the protection against the main diseases affecting the date palm (Bayoud and Red Weevil) as well than the regulations in force which govern the quality and safety of dates.

On the sidelines of the show, this office actively participated in the 8th Forum on Investment in the Phoeniciculture sector, in particular through a presentation on the legal and regulatory framework for the production of date palm seedlings, the phytosanitary state of this sector, the assurance of the health safety of dates and enhancement of their quality.