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Application of organic bio-fertilizer technology to improve the sustainability of date palm production and cultivation – fertiledatepalm

Funding: Swiss Programme for Research on global Issues for Development, a partnership of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Project coordinator: Dr. Sarah Symanczik, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Partners:

  • Prof. Rachid Bouamri and collaborators, National School of Agriculture of Meknes, Morocco
  • Prof. Hafidi and collaborators, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
  • Prof. El Hassan El Achbani, National Institute of Agricultural Research, Morocco
  • Dr. Lotfi Fki, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Prof. Ahmed Mliki, Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cédria, Tunisia

Duration: 2016-2019

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The project "Application of organic bio-fertilizer technology to improve the sustainability of date palm production and cultivation" aims at establishing an integrated organic bio-fertilizer technology combining the use of customized bio-fertilizer (beneficial soil microorganisms) propagation and application practices together with organic amendments and intercropping to promote sustainable date palm production and cultivation in Morocco and Tunisia. More ...

The project is funded by the Swiss Programme for Research on global Issues for Development (r4d program), a partnership of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). 

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Visiting the International Exhibition of Agricultural Investment and Technology in Tunis

 

Each year the “Salon International de l'Investissement Agricole et de la Technologie – SIAT” is organized in Tunis

This year, the 13th edition of the international exhibition has taken place from October 10th to 13th in Tunis under the topic “towards an intelligent agriculture”. The exhibition was...

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Farmer training courses on “Soil, plant and water Analysis: The Basis of Good date palm Fertilization”

 

As part of the activities within the three innovation platforms (IPs) and on request of the IP members, the team of the National School of Agriculture of Meknes organized two training courses in April 2018 for farmers and IP members of the Tafilalet region. The trainings were organized in...

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Fertiledatepalm at ICOM 9

 

The 9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM) was held at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic from July 30 till August 4, 2017 and was organised by Dr. Jan Jansa and colleagues under the overall topic “Mycorrhizal functioning: from wilderness to megacities”. The conference...

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An excellent appearance at the 8th international exhibition of dates in Morocco

 

Each year the “salon international de dattes – SIDATTE” is organized in the region of Tafilalet in Morocco, the most expanded oasis system of the world. The SIDATTE is an international meeting where professionals from the Moroccan date sector meet up with their foreign counterparts to maintain the...

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First workshops on organic matter management and pest control in date palm groves of Tafilalet

 

After the official launching of the three innovation platforms (IPs) in Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in March 2017 the first farmers workshops and training courses have been organised in April and May 2017 under the guidance of the National School of Agriculture (ENA) in Meknes (R. Bouamri, L. Aziz, A....

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Official launching of three Innovation Platforms in Tafilalet, Morocco

 

Within the framework of the fertiledatepalm project and with the aim to establish an exchange platform for stakeholders involved in the sector of date palm cultivation and production, the Team of National School of Agriculture (ENA) in Meknes (R. Bouamri, L. Aziz, A. Abidar, F. Rachidi and M....

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National biotechnology workshop Béni Mellal, Morocco

 

On December 26 and 27, the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University Sultan Moulay Slimane in Béni Mellal, Morocco organized a national biotechnology workshop under the topic "Biotechnology for a sustainable agriculture".

The objectives of this event aimed at presenting current scientific...

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The fertiledatepalm project at the international colloquium entiteled “Date palms and oasis – strength and constraints” in Marrakech

 

As a side event of the COP22 (2nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) COP22, the Cady Ayyad University, the Faculty of Science of Semlalia and the observatory of palm groves organized an international colloquium entitled “Date palms and oasis –...

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Kick-off meeting of the fertiledatepalm project in Meknes, Morocco

 

From 6th to 9th September 2016, the Kick-off meeting of the fertiledatepalm project took place. The meeting started at the National School of Agriculture in Meknes and continued in the region Tafilalet, the largest oasis of the Moroccan part of the Saharan Desert.

During the first two days of the...

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