Partnership between the Euromed University of Fez and AFD for the creation of a regional innovation hub in AGRITECH

Accords et partenariats

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Euromed University of Fès (UEMF) signed this Thursday, July 16, 2020, a financing agreement for the design and establishment of an AgriTech Cluster in the Fès region. Meknes. This is an unprecedented project in Morocco and consists in the structuring of a regional pole of innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector of agriculture and agro-industry. To this end, AFD is providing UEMF with a grant of 16.3 million dirhams (1.5 million euros) intended for the design and implementation of this project within from its Eco-campus. In the Fes-Meknes region, this pilot project aims to support the move upmarket in the agro-industrial sector. Several capacity building actions, through support for entrepreneurs, promotion of research and development and adaptation of the local agricultural fabric to international standards, will be financed by this technical assistance. The ambition of the Fes-Meknes region is to see the emergence of an agro-industrial cluster driven by entrepreneurship and the digitization of economies.