The Procedure of Seed Potato Certification in Morocco

  • Fadoua Eljai Laboratory of Management and Development of Companies and Organizations, Superior School of Technology, University Mohammed First, P.O. Box 473, Oujda 60000, Morocco
  • Meryem Slamini Biology of Plants and Microorganisms Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, P.O. Box 717, Oujda 60000, Morocco
  • Ibtissam Mzabri Biology of Plants and Microorganisms Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, P.O. Box 717, Oujda 60000, Morocco
  • Ibtihal Bekkouch Biology of Plants and Microorganisms Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, P.O. Box 717, Oujda 60000, Morocco
  • Nour Eddine Kouddane Biology of Plants and Microorganisms Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, P.O. Box 717, Oujda 60000, Morocco
  • Abdelbasset Berrichi Biology of Plants and Microorganisms Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, P.O. Box 717, Oujda 60000, Morocco
Keywords: seed, potato, ONSSA, certification, standards, Morocco.

Abstract

The potato -Solanum tuberosum- is a geophyte of the Solanaceae family and represents the first crops in Morocco. Thanks to its high nutritional value, the seed requirements attain around 160000 T of which 70% originate from the previous production, the reason behind the limitation of the market’s development. Considering the importance of the certified seeds, Morocco has signed a program contract to develop this sector. The production of certified potato seedling is a whole process that begins with the selection of plants and goes on until the marketing of the product where the producer should absolutely respect the cultivation processes and hygiene standards. Establishing and ensuring compliance with these standards is carried out by the National Office of Sanitary Safety and Food Supplies (ONSSA). The purpose of the present work is to summarize and represent briefly the certification standards of potato seeds in Morocco.

 

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2017-07-08
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