Project dates: March 2019-September 2020

Coordinated by Driss El Ghazouani

Financed by IFAD

The Preservation of the Argan Tree project seeks to raise awareness among the indigenous people on the importance of preserving the argan tree in the region of Anzi. The main objective is to provide technical support to cooperatives run by local women to extract argan oil more efficiently so that they can maintain or increase their economic power without risking the argan tree’s extinction – a loss that would be devastating to the region as a whole and to these local women in particular. This project includes several trainings in entrepreneurship, environmental awareness, and financial autonomy to help local women optimize their income generating projects.

Preservation of the Argan Tree