Cooperatives display local products at the Solidarity Village in Zawiya el Budcicia.
Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 01:00
Yesterday, on Friday, in Madaga, on the sidelines of the seventeenth session of the World Forum, the opening ceremony of the tenth session of the “Village of Solidarity” of the Al-Multaka Foundation, which is part of the Sheikhdom of Qadiriyya al-Budsheyshiya, took place. for Sufism, organized by the Order of Qadiriyya al-Budshishia and his Sheikh, and the Al-Multaka Foundation in partnership with the European-Mediterranean Center for the Study of Islam Today (CEMEIA) under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, on the occasion of the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet.
The organizer of this session, which will take place from 5 to 10 October, has chosen the slogan “The Moroccans of the world… the main support for the development of the social economy”, as they are the support and lever for the national economy. the economy of social solidarity, which was confirmed by the director of the Al-Multaka Foundation and Solidarity Village, Munir al-Qadri Budsic, in his speech at the opening ceremony, which took place at the headquarters of the agricultural pole of Berkane.
He added that this choice is also due to “what this category holds in the hearts of the Moroccans and His Majesty King Mohammed VI, God bless him, and that he singled out for them in his speeches in Mawlia, where he mentioned more than one reason for the role this segment of the world’s Moroccans in an economic take-off.” He drew attention to the important share of hard currency, which revitalizes the state treasury through their annual transfers.
The director of the Al Multaka Foundation believes that this “village of solidarity”, which aims to support the economy of social solidarity, fits into the context of Morocco’s new development model as the third pillar after the public and private sectors, calling for its appreciation by supporting cooperatives in production and marketing , especially those that rely on their operations, economic impact on domestic products and job creation for women.
The Solidarity Village showcases a range of products from the field origin to the east, including various types of natural honey, almonds and cosmetic oils.
In this context, Mohamed Kaddouri, head of the Chamber of Crafts of the East, said that exhibitors and models within cooperatives see this “solidarity village” station as an opportunity to sell their local products to visitors who flock to Qadiriya Zawiya Al Budchichia from all over the world.
Kaddouri added in a statement to Hespress that this village, covering an area of 1,400 square meters, can accommodate about 120 exhibitors from different regions, noting that this is conducive to keeping pace with this category, especially the traditional manufacturer, similar to its inclusion in the social safety net; and the National Register of Crafts.