The planting season begins in January 2012. Now is when you can make a profound difference in the lives of rural Moroccan families. Eighty-five percent of rural households earn less than the national average. The low market-value of traditional staples barley and corn (grown on approximately 70 percent on Moroccan farmland yet generate 10-15 percent of agricultural revenue) has compelled farmers to transition to plant cash-crops, most commonly fruit trees, to generate significantly greater income.
This community fruit tree nursery project integrates solutions to socio-economic and environmental challenges facing rural Moroccan communities. The project benefits include:
Further, the approach of building a community-managed nursery provides special advantages:
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President of the High Atlas Foundation
New York City and Marrakech,
NY (US) & AlHaouz (Maroc)