Quality and Origin Program

MEDITERRANEAN REGION


MOROCCO

In the framework of the two following projects, a video has been made in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery of Morocco. The idea is to give an overview of origin-linked products in Morocco, the Saffron of Taliouine in particular, and of the institutional framework for the recognition and protection of quality seals. 

SUPPORT TO DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR SPECIFIC QUALITY SIGNS AND ORIGIN-BASED LABELS IN MOROCCO

Project TCP/MOR/3104 is implemented in the framework of the Technical Cooperation Programme of FAO. The main objective of this project is to support Moroccan ministerial departments in the implementation of the institutional framework for promoting and preserving origin-based quality products. The following results are expected:

Finalization of legislative texts about quality linked to geographical origin schemes

Capacity building of the institutional actors: administrative, members of the national commission for these schemes and control/certification staffs

Interested or concerned public and private actors are sensitized , and the ones involved in the pilot projects are trained

Supported three pilot projects in the implementation of their own GI, to serve as learning process and models for other local process (Béni Guil Lamb, Dattes of Errachidia, Olive Oil Tyout Chiadma).

Duration : May 2008 – January 2009

Study tour (in French)

Pilot cases workshops (in French)

Procedures (in French)

Procedures Manual for the National Commission on Specific Quality and Origin-linked Signs

Procedures Manual for Certifiers of Specific Quality and Origin-linked Signs

Guidelines for registration

Final seminar (in French)

CAPACITY-BUILDING OF THE LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS TO DEVELOP MOUNTAIN QUALITY PRODUCTS – EXAMPLE OF SAFFRON

Project TCP/MOR/3201 is implemented in the framework of the Technical Cooperation Programme of FAO. The main objective of this project is the improvement of small-scale mountain producers’ livelihood in the area of Atlas Mountains, by implementing a concrete strategy for adding value to Saffron of Taliouine and Tazenakht, including the development of a specific quality scheme. The main activity consists in capacity-building for the practitioners, facilitators and rural development executives (training for trainers) and saffron producers involving the previously trained facilitators, on sustainable agricultural practices, improvement of processing, market identification and setting up of marketing connections, code of practice for specific quality labels (GI, organic, fair-trade), supply chain organization.

Duration : April 2008 – January 2010

Reports (in French)

  • Biodiversity and phytogenic resources – Birouk, 2009
  • Agronomic diagnosis of the cultivation of saffron in the regions of Taliouine-Taznakht, 2009 – Ways of improving of agricultural practices,2009– Aboudrare
  • Lifelong learning on sustainable agronomy (Principles and Practices) – Aboudrare, 2009
  • Contributions from rural sociology – Bouchekha, 2009
  • Packaging techniques and storage– Ait-Oubahou, 2009
  • Training, awareness- raising and organisation of producers of saffron –  Association « Migration et Développement,  2010
  • Final report on producers training, Association Migration et Développement, 2011
  • International Trade (first mission 2008) – International Trade (second mission 2010) – Vaes

Manuels (in French)

  • Good agronomic practices and procedures for the setting up of demonstrative attempts for the technical conduct of saffron – Aboudrare, 2009
  • Factsheets on good practices for technical conduct of saffron in the region of Taliouine-Taznakht – Aboudrare, 2010
  • Guidelines for production of Saffron in Taliouine-Tazenacht region,  2011

TUNISIA

SUPPORT TO DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ORIGIN-BASED QUALITY PRODUCTS

Project TCP/TUN/3202 is implemented in the framework of the Technical Cooperation Programme of FAO. The main objective of the project is to support the implementation of the legal and institutional framework and the development of quality linked to geographical origin schemes. The main expected results are:

  • Finalization of  the legal and institutional framework, including the control system (traceability along the supply chains, control, certification, accreditation and the registration and protection system)
  • Capacity building of the institutional actors: administrative, members of the national commission for these schemes and control/certification staffs
  • Interested or concerned public and private actors are sensitized, and the ones involved in the pilot projects are trained
  • Supported various pilot projects in the implementation of their own GI or its marketing, to serve as learning process and models for other local process (Apple of Sbiba, Pomegranate of Gabes, Orange of Cap Bon, Lamb meat of Black of Thibar, El Jem olive oil, etc.)

Duration : March 2008 – December 2009

Newsletter (in French): May 2009 - January 2009 - October 2008

Study tour (in French)

Procedures (in French) :

  • Procedures manual
  • Guidelines for registration
  • Training document and power point presentations

Final workshop (in French)

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