Morocco’s Erfoud Hosts 7th SIDATTES on Oct. 27-30
The 7th International Date Fair (SIDATTES) will be held on October 27-30 in the southern city of Erfoud under the theme “the date palm: pillar for climate change adaptation”.
Held by the Agriculture and Fisheries ministry some weeks before the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), this event aims at enhancing the debate on the relation between agriculture and climate change.
The fair will focus on a key issue: the necessary adaptation to climate change threatening this unique ecosystem, which is one of the last ramparts against the encroaching desert.
The event aims to valorize date production, develop the oasis ecosystem-related sectors, spread production techniques, share experiences among several stakeholders of the date palm sector and create a socio-economic momentum for the region.
On the fringes of this exhibition, the program provides for scientific days to tackle themes related to foenicicole sector, the impact of climate change on oases, as well as exhibition and marketing of other local products, such as honey, henna and saffron.
In 2015, 238 exhibitors from Morocco and 11 foreign countries took part in the fair.