The certificate of admission by IFOAM-IO is the result of a comprehensive assessment of the national organic standard “Bio-Maroc” regarding the common objectives and requirements of organic standards (COROS), the ministry said in a statement on Monday.
This certification is the result of close collaboration between the Moroccan-German bilateral cooperation project “Agricultural and Forestry Technical Dialogue (DIAF)”, IFOAM-IO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, the same source added.
By obtaining this certificate, Morocco aligns with the standards of IFOAM-IO and gains credibility at the international level. The Kingdom is positioned in new international markets for organic products such as Saudi Arabia or Australia, which will develop its exports.
Founded in 1972, IFOAM – Organics International is a membership-based organization working to bring true sustainability to agriculture across the globe.
Among its wide range of activities, the federation maintains an organic farming standard, and an organic accreditation and certification service.
The Moroccan-German bilateral cooperation project “DIAF” aims to contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources in the agricultural and forestry sector, the statement said.