Agri-EPI, the precision farming specialists, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the agency, Pôle Digital de l’Agriculture, at SIAM, Morocco’s international agriculture exhibition, at which the United Kingdom is guest of honour
The MOU commits both parties to work together to identify the main challenges facing farming in Morocco and align potential UK agri-innovations and collaborations to resolve them. The parties will facilitate mutual market access for agri-tech testing and provision, and identify opportunities for research and development, including on-farm trials.
SIAM is taking place in Meknes from 2-7 May, with Agri-EPI Centre and members and collaborators, Continental Engineering, Alvatech and the University of Bedfordshire demonstrating their technology and taking part in panel sessions on water scarcity, agri-tech and machinery, and research and development. Agri-EPI Centre is on a pavilion hosted by the Department of Business and Trade Team from the British Embassy in Morocco.
“The scope for the UK and Morocco to address critical challenges for sustainable food production is enormous, and we are looking forward greatly to working with our colleagues at the Pôle Digital,” Agri-EPI Centre international business development manager, Jane Lycett said. “The SIAM event is an excellent platform to showcase the UK’s world-leading agri-tech developments to Morocco and to the many other countries represented there. Morocco’s appetite for agricultural innovation and technology development is huge. The Agri-EPI Centre staff, members and collaborators attending SIAM have greatly beneficial expertise in crop technology, water management and irrigation.”