Mobilizing an overall envelope of 97.80 million dirhams, the “Qualipole food” aims to provide local support to producers.
The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Waters and Forests, Mohammad Sadikikicked off construction work on the Qualipole of Loukkosthis Tuesday, March 28, 2023 in the Zouada Territorial Commune. Installed on an area of 2 hectares and for an overall cost of 97.80 MDH, the project aims to ensure a local support to producers to improve the quality of their products and provide analysis and control services to access markets under the best conditions.
The Qualipole will house the laboratories of the National Food Safety Office (ONSSA)), of the’National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA)of Morocco Foodex as well as the Regional Center for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs (CRJEA) as well as common areas.
It should be noted that the agropole is made up of four spaces, namely “Food Industries Area” dedicated to industrial activities, related industries, transport, storage and showrooms; THE “Technology Center” composed of an entrepreneurship incubator, training institutes and an innovation center; THE “Service Pole” including service and operating facilities and the “Qualipole food”.
The Loukkos agropole will improve the development and processing of the Region’s agricultural products. The project displays a turnover forecast of nearly 4 billion dirhams per year and will allow the creation of more than 12,000 jobs.
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