Morocco holds conference on food security

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A conference on food security in Maghreb will hold next June in the Moroccan city of Fès, the Dakar-based Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) secretariat said Thursday. AMU, a regional grouping established in February 1989 in Marrakech, comprises Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania and Morocco. During the conference, which has as its theme: “Maghreb Agriculture: stakes and prospects,” participants will mainly examine the challenges facing the Maghreb on food security. The meeting will also be an opportunity to take stock of the key productions and their improvement, both in quantity and quality. The holding of the conference was proposed by the Maghreb ministerial committee in charge of food security during its last session in December 2007 in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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