Multicultural Cooperation for Fruit Tree Planting

by High Atlas Foundation
Vetted
Dec 14, 2011

Project Proposal Update

PLANTING A FRUIT TREE NURSERY FOR RURAL DISADVANTAGED MOROCCAN FAMILIES ON LAND PROVIDED BY THE MOROCCAN-JEWISH COMMUNITY IN THE AIT BAYOUD VILLAGE, ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO - A PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL OF THE HIGH ATLAS FOUNDATION

 This project will plant 120,000 almond and pomegranate seeds and saplings over five years on 1 hectare of land, located from the outer wall of the housing building that is part of the complex of the burial site of the revered Rabbi Nissim ben Nissim, in the Ait Bayoud village of the Essaouira province.  The arable land is provided in-kind by the Moroccan Jewish community for this proposed tree nursery of fruit varieties that do not require pesticides.  The project is for the benefit the surrounding rural villages that are socio-economically disadvantaged. 

 

At the beginning of the project’s first year (February-March 2012), 60,000 pomegranate and almond seeds/saplings will be planted on the contributed land, and after two years the trees will be distributed for free to approximately 500 households of the surrounding villages.  People will plant the trees in their own orchards; they will also maintain them and be the sole beneficiaries of the new income generated from fruit yields.  The third year, the land will be left fallow and revitalize.  At the beginning of the project’s fourth year, 60,000 fruit saplings will be planted again, and will be distributed to an additional 500 households (1,000 total) at the end of the project’s fifth year.  After 6 to 8 years, the 100,000 trees (factoring in survival rates) will generate for the rural communities approximately $7,500,000 in fruit yields, which will increase multiple-fold average household incomes.  The project will also sustainably prevent erosion and desertification.   

 

This proposal to partner with the High Atlas Foundation to fully implement the Moroccan community-managed fruit tree nursery kindly requests $46,450.  The new Initiative to restore and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Morocco, which is under Royal Patronage, is synergistic with this proposed project that embodies diverse cultural partnership to develop rural communities that neighbor a Jewish cemetery.  This proposed project is a pilot project; there are other similar special sites in rural areas that the Moroccan Jewish community can potentially contribute.  The project creates a real example of Moroccan diversity and unity, and implementing it will also create a vital international example of diverse collaboration.


Attachments:
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

High Atlas Foundation

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.highatlasfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Jacqueline Seeley
New York City and Marrakech, Morocco
$8,084 raised of $28,000 goal
 
 
55 donations
$19,916 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.