Training on argan oil products for cosmetic use

March 15, 2018

PAMPAT organized a training session on how to prepare vegetable oil blends to make argan products more competitive and above all in line with market standards. The hands-on training allowed participants to receive feedback and ongoing coaching in the preparation of new cosmetic oils. The producers also organized workshops to share and refine their formulas […]

VITARGAN consortium participates in International Agriculture Fair in Paris, France

February 26, 2018

The VITARGAN consortium exposed at the Paris International Agricultural Fair (SIAP), one of the most important events for origin linked products. This was the occasion for the Vitargan consortium to present its know-how and to promote the high quality, PGI and organic certified pure cosmetic and culinary oils. Vitargan also presented for the first time […]

Establishment of pilot site to disseminate BAP introduced by PAMPAT

February 15, 2018

Two programs have been initiated by the Moroccan administration early 2018 to disseminate the BPA developed and tested under the PAMPAT project. The program of the chamber is to set up a pilot cactus farm (5 hectares) in Mesti, in the form of a field school. The plot is identified and the convention for […]

International Day of Contests for Traditional Products

October 4, 2017

On the sidelines of the Swiss Land Market 2017, the first “International Day of Contests for Traditional Products” took place on Saturday September 30th in Courtemelon. At the Swiss Local Produce Competition, organized by the Interjurasian Rural Foundation, and thanks to the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), supported by SECO, the […]

Cosmetic standards coaching

August 15, 2017

As part of the support provided to the argan producers to comply with national and international standards (PGI, food safety and cosmetics standards), the PAMPAT project team regularly organizes training and coaching sessions. The objectives of these sessions are to familiarize the operators with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and procedures needed to obtain the […]

Buyers meeting

July 21, 2017

In order to facilitate the market access of the PAMPAT target products, a meeting with the main Moroccan buyers has been organized in Sidi Ifni at the packing house premises. This day of visits and exchanges allowed the buyers to appreciate the quality of the PGI cactus from Ait Baâmrane and to exchange with the […]

VITARGAN consortium participation to Cosmoproof Bologna, Italy

March 24, 2017

Vitargan is a group of argan oil cooperatives, representing more than 450 women. Based in Essaouira, southwestern Morocco, its main purpose is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of its members. Within the PAMPAT project, Vitargan Consortium attended the Cosmoproof fair in Bologna, one of the most important cosmetic fairs at the international level. This has […]

Organization of a study tour in Tuscany for the PAMPAT Morocco and PAMPAT Tunisia counterparts and beneficiaries

November 18, 2016

A delegation of 19 persons representing the institutions directly involved in the implementation of the PAMPAT project in Morocco and Tunisia and two argan export consortia in Morocco participated in a study tour to Tuscany from 13 to 18 November. Participants had the opportunity to meet various Italian consortia and organizations involved in the promotion […]

VITARGAN consortium participation to Terra Madre Exhibition, organized by Slow Food in Turin, Italy

October 3, 2016

VITARGAN is a group of argan oil cooperatives, representing more than 450 women. Based in Essaouira, southwestern Morocco, its main purpose is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of its members. Created in 2005, Vitargan brings together women’s cooperatives that combine traditional knowledge with modern extraction techniques to produce cosmetics and food oil of premium quality […]

The Moroccan contest of traditional products promoted in Tunisia

June 1, 2016

Within the exchanges between the twin PAMPAT projects in Morocco and Tunisia, and following the participation of a Tunisian delegation to the 1st edition of the Moroccan Competition for Traditional Products, a presentation of the contest was made at the show “Flavors of Tunisia”, held in Hammamet on the 25th of May 2016. Based on […]

Training of trainers on Good Agricultural Practices for cactus took place in Guelmim

May 12, 2016

A Training for trainers’ session on Good Agricultural Practices for the Prickly Pear cactus has taken place this week in Guelmime. The training tackled several aspects of technical improvement of fields and cactus growing techniques, based on the training manual developed under the PAMPAT project. Main themes are: ancient plants rejuvenation, targeting plants that are […]

Hygienic and food security standards coaching

May 8, 2016

As part of the support provided to argan oil producers for their compliance with respect to the law 28/07 (food safety), training, coaching and monitoring sessions are organized by the PAMPAT team. The objectives of these sessions are to introduce producers to the terminology of the law 28/07, to explain in Amazigh and Arabic the […]

Training on packaging and labeling

November 25, 2015

Within the framework of the PAMPAT project, a training targeting the importance of packaging, brand and visual identity as a business tool for products’ promotion and trade was held in Rabat in close cooperation with ADA, on the 25th of November. Thirty cooperatives and groups of cooperatives producing origin linked products that participated in the […]

Local Technical Committee for PAMPAT project in Agadir

November 3, 2015

PAMPAT Morocco held its fifth local technical committee meeting today. The project coordination unit presented the main results obtained to the local counterparts (both private and public institutions). The local technical committee is an important tool to share with the project partners their views, ideas, strategies and complementarities that allow the project coordination unit to […]

Excellency awarded products during the Moroccan Contest for Traditional Products are promoted in Switzerland

October 2, 2015

The sixth edition of the Swiss Contest for Traditional Products  took place on 26th and 27th September 2015 in Delémont-Courtemelon, in Jura. It was attended by a Moroccan delegation, representing the Excellency, who awarded products from the first edition of the Moroccan Contest for Traditional Products as well as a delegation of seven companies, supported […]

Argan oil producers to comply with new sanitary regulations through PAMPAT support

December 4, 2014

PAMPAT has launched a support programme within PAMPAT to assist argan oil producers (companies, cooperatives and groups of cooperatives) to become compliant with the Moroccan Law 28-07, on sanitary and safety standards for food products. Law No. 28-07 establishes the general principles of food safety for alimentary products. It includes requirements to make sure that […]

Morocco launches the first contest for origin-linked products

November 19, 2014

The first Moroccan Contest for Traditional Products was launched at the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II, in Rabat. The competition is organised by Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). “The contest is an opportunity to discover […]

PAMPAT project is launched in Agadir

September 23, 2013

PAMPAT Morocco (from the French acronym Projet d’Accès au Marché pour les Produits Agroalimentaires et du Terroir) has been launched today in Agadir. The project is funded, for a duration of four years, by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by UNIDO (the United Nations Industrial Development Organization). It aims to […]