Commitment to Action

Pluralistic Moroccan Human Development

Commitment by

High Atlas Foundation

In 2015, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) committed to plant one million trees in three provinces: Azilal, Ourzazate, and Essaouira to allow low income farming families access a new source of income. The High Atlas foundation committed to use lands lent by Moroccan Jewish communities as nurseries grow fruit and medicinal trees. After maturation, the trees are transported to the family’s private plots while ensuring that the trees keep the organic certification by conducting field analysis, water and soil testing etc. Lending land for nurseries is essential to overcome farmers’ concerns with the risk of reducing the amount of arable land available while trying new crops. HAF approach reflects how the plurality of the Moroccan society can be used as a catalyst for ensuring better livelihood for the most vulnerable.

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Commitment

Pluralistic Moroccan Human Development

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$650,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

MOROCCO

Commitment by

High Atlas Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Lucky's Farmers Market Charitable Foundation, Association Mimouna, Province of Haouz, Open Hands Marketing, High Commission of Waters and Forests, Morocco, Moroccan Jewish Community, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs