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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.
Achieving water security through climate-resilient infrastructure
16 Dec 2021 / Blessed with fertile lands, the Saïss Plain in the Fès-Meknès region of Morocco, is one of the country’s most productive agricultural centers. Over 82 per cent of the water from the Sebou-Saïss basin is used for agriculture. However, in the last 15 years, the Saïss water table has steadily decreased by around 100 million m3 per year.
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.
Cultivating argan orchards to fight climate change in Morocco
18 Mar 2020 / Climate change and overharvesting of argan fruits are threatening argan forests in Morocco. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Government of Morocco are working together to empower local communities to protect the forests through the argan orchards programme.
GCF in Morocco: Preserving argan forests through climate-smart farming
18 Mar 2020 / Climate change and overharvesting of argan fruits are threatening argan forests in Morocco. Watch how the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Government of Morocco are working together to empower local communities to protect the forests through the argan orchards programme.