Moroccos Ouarzazate to Host 2nd Regional Fair of Local Products

Rabat – The city of Ouarzazate will host the second annual Regional Fair of Local Products October-12-15.Nearly 100 cooperatives will take part in the event in Ouarzazate, a city in the Sahara desert 200 kilometers across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, including 90 agricultural cooperatives.The fair will feature several workshops and a conference on issues of promoting local products, solidarity tourism, and self-employment. The cultural symposium will take place under the theme “local products at the service of solidarity tourism and self-employment.”One of Morocco’s most impressive monuments, the Kasbah of Taourirt, located in Ouarzazate, will also host several events linked to the fair, including musical shows. Field visits are also included in the event’s agenda.The fair is organized by the Chamber of Agriculture of the Draa-Tafilalet region in collaboration with the province of Ouarzazate, the Regional Directorate of Agriculture, the National Agency for the Development of Oasis Areas and Argan, and the Regional Office for Agricultural Development.All people in the province of Smara will be the guest of honor for the event.The first fair of local products took place in Errachidia in eastern Morocco in March 2017. The event’s theme was “the enhancement of local products, a lever for the social and solidarity economy.”

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