Agency for Agricultural Development of Morocco


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 07 Mar 2016

The Agency for Agricultural Development of Morocco (ADA) is a national public entity based in Morocco, which provides action plans and value-added solutions to address agricultural needs at the local and national levels. Its mandate, under the national green plan in place since 2008, is to contribute to social and economic development through more resilient and productive agriculture. ADA has developed a comprehensive portfolio of climate change related projects and programmes worth approximately US$ 33 million, which has been financed by bilateral and multilateral organizations. It has implemented projects and programmes in land protection and agricultural management through:

  • Expanding agricultural areas and adding value to crop development;
  • Promoting the development of agricultural products through new irrigation systems, farm equipment, packaging and marketing;
  • Promoting agricultural investments, through for example implementing different partnerships; and
  • Promoting local products.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

23 Aug 2016 - 22 Aug 2021

Accreditation date

07 Mar 2016

AMA execution date

16 Apr 2016

AMA effectiveness

23 Aug 2016

Term end date

22 Aug 2021

Accreditation term 2

08 Dec 2022 - 07 Dec 2027

Re-accreditation date

02 Jul 2021

AMA execution date

15 Sep 2022

AMA effectiveness

08 Dec 2022

Term end date

07 Dec 2027

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Development of arganiculture orchards in degraded environment (DARED)


News + Stories

Climate-friendly farming preserves argan forests

10 May 2022 / Argan oil, considered the 'liquid gold' of Morocco and globally renowned as a cosmetic product, is at risk due to climate change. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) supports the Government of Morocco in its endeavour to cultivate argan orchards (arganiculture) to help preserve the argan forest which is the last barrier against climate-induced desertification. The argan orchards project, in partnership with ADA and implemented by ANDZOA, promotes climate mitigation actions and supports rural women, particularly Berber communities, who are dependent on argan for a living to build climate resilience and have a sustainable source of income.

Protecting the argan forests of Morocco

05 Nov 2021 / Making premium health and beauty products out of argan oil is good business for Zorah Biocosmétiques. The Montreal-based company uses this premium ingredient, which comes from Morocco’s arid southwestern region, in many of its hair, skin and health products.

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

15 Aug 2018 / You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

14 Aug 2018 / You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

GCF project seed funding to help grow agricultural resilience in Morocco

25 Sep 2017 / GCF helps Morocco's ADA to develop a project aimed at boosting the resilience of the the country's agricultural sector to climate change through an integrated approach to water management.


Mr. El Mahdi ARRIFI

General Director
Ms. Meryem Andaloussi

Project Manager
Immeuble 2 et 3, Espace les patios, Angle Avenue Annakhil et Avenue Mehdi Ben Barka, Hay Ryad, Rabat, Morocco
Phone +212 6 61 56 57 81
Phone +212 5 37 57 38 13