newsSIAM 15th Edition Beats All Records (Official)


08 May

SIAM 15th Edition Beats All Records (Official)

Meknes – The 15th edition of the International Agricultural Exhibition in Morocco (SIAM) has beaten all records, said Sunday in Meknes, the commissioner of the exhibition, Jaouad Chami.

“We have exceeded in this edition all the figures and objectives that were assigned,” said Chami in a statement to the press at the end of the 15th SIAM, held under the theme “Generation green: for a sustainable food sovereignty.”

In this regard, he reported a record of over 923,000 visitors at this edition, a figure that reassures “as to the interest of Moroccans in general to this exhibition,” noting that the 15th SIAM was deployed on an area of 18 hectares, including 11 ha covered, an increase of 2% compared to 2019.

This edition, added Chami, brought together 70 countries, against 60 in 2019, and which exhibited on a pavilion of over 16,000 square meters, which “reflects the importance of the stands set up and the quality of foreign delegations who visited the exhibition.”

The commissioner also said that 500 cooperatives were present at the pole “local products”, which stood out thanks to the quality of their production, packaging and communication methods, adding that nearly 2,000 breeders also exhibited the most beautiful breeds and species of the Kingdom in the livestock pole.

Regarding the new pole “village start-ups”, Chami said they have truly shown that technology should evolve with agricultural techniques, a reality also confirmed during the 41 conferences of this event and have addressed important issues such as food sovereignty.

In this regard, the commissioner said that nearly 800 experts met to discuss several issues, adding that the event also saw the signing of 19 program contracts between the government and professionals in the agricultural sector, in order to support the strategy “Generation Green”, marking a real turning point in national agriculture.

Emphasizing the particularity of this edition, held after three years of stoppage due to the Covid-19, Chami stressed the need for professionals and producers to adapt to new methods and principles of production.

He concluded that SIAM is now “one of the largest global platforms for exchange around agricultural issues”.

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