Rabat – The WorldFood Moscow International Food & Drink Exhibition opened on September 24. Morocco was among the 1,762 exhibitors at the event.According to Maghreb Arab Press, the participation of the kingdom in the four-day event (September 24-27) aims to “strengthen the country’s presence in the Russian market and build partnerships in several agricultural production and export chains.”The 320-square-meters Moroccan stand highlights Morocco’s agri-food sector.  At the stand, 17 national companies showcased their assets to the 30,710 exhibition visitors and buyers. As mentioned on the exhibition’s website, the event connects, every year, thousands of businesses from around the world with Russia’s key food and drink buyers, including retail representatives from Russia’s leading supermarket chains and food manufacturers.WorldFood Moscow ExhibitionWorldFood Moscow is a major exhibition serving the global food and drinks industry. “Since its inception in 1991, it has grown to become the entry point for international manufacturers looking to enter the vibrant Russian market,” says the exhibitions’ website. read more

A new polio campaign aimed at reaching children who have never been immunized is part of the expanded humanitarian push in the war-ravaged nation under the agreement on access signed over the weekend, spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press in New York. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) calculates that unhindered humanitarian access will enable it to provide aid to an additional 585,000 people in the Sudan. This comes on top of the almost 3 million already targeted for relief assistance. The landmark agreement that established the procedures for unimpeded humanitarian aid access to hundreds of thousands of war-affected people in Sudan was signed on Saturday by representatives of the Government, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and the UN.