The 9th edition of the International Exhibition of Dates (Sidattes) will take place from 25 to 28 October in Erfoud, under the theme "logistics and development of the dates sector".
Placed under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, this show aims to highlight aspects related to logistics and develop the date chain, as well as to enhance the Moroccan production of dates.
Organised by the International Association of Dates of Morocco Association (ASIDMA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries, this event is an opportunity to present the different varieties of dates produced in the Drâa region. Tafilalet and look for ways to facilitate the local and national marketing of this product.
During the meetings organised on Monday in Erfoud and presided over by the Wali of the Drâa-Tafilalet region and governor of the province of Errachidia, Mohamed Benribag, the representatives of the external services of the region expressed their determination to ensure the success of this 9th edition. .
Speaking on this occasion, Benribag stressed that the show, which has become established at the national and international levels, will help boost economic and social activity in the region.
In this context, he noted that this event is an opportunity to highlight the development projects implemented by the municipalities of the region with links to the oases and the date sector, particularly in rural areas, adding that this event requires fostering all necessary conditions to ensure its success.
The previous edition which had more than 80,000 visitors, recorded a strong participation of national and foreign exhibitors and the sale of 400 tons of dates during the days of the show, for its part, said the representative of the National Agency for the development of the oasis zones and the argan tree, Ali Ouberhou.
On this occasion, he outlined the program of the 2018 edition, including the organisation of several meetings with professionals and visitors, visits to the palm groves of Tafilalet, and information and consultation workshops with local people. professionals, as well as the setting up of stands of different national and foreign actors and artistic evenings and tourist and cultural visits.
This exhibition will also be marked by the establishment of a thematic stand for "young people in the oases", the organisation of scientific meetings dedicated to discuss the issues related to the date market in Morocco and ways to market them, with the participation of national and international experts and representatives of the sectors concerned.