HAF completed its 1 Million Tree Goal in January 2014, and has since launched a 1 Billion Tree Campaign. Join us in breaking the cycle of subsistence agriculture.


HAF works in rural areas of Morocco to target the most marginalized communities.


With support from HAF’s expert field staff, communities are given the tools and knowledge to take on their most difficult development challenges.


Infrastructural development is key to bringing communities clean drinking water, improving learning conditions in schools, and increasing agricultural efficiency and production.


HAF’s grassroots approach engages community members throughout the entire development cycle, from planning to implementation and evaluation.


HAF’s experiential training approach increases the impact of development and enables projects to achieve scale.


Income-generating projects empower vulnerable community members and help to break the cycle of poverty.


HAF programs engage marginalized youth and provide essential educational opportunities.


HAF created a social enterprise, High Atlas Agriculture and Artisanal (HA3), which takes an environmentally friendly approach to food security and prosperity.


HAF is dedicated to benefiting disadvantaged communities and groups, especially women and youth, throughout Morocco.

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When Policy Turns to Action
Nathan Park, HAF InternMarrakech, Morocco  Morocco World News just released an article covering the...
Can the Moroccan Approach Inspire a Development Revolution?
Julia Al-AkkadMarrakech  Decades of conflict and complex power dynamics between Jewish and Muslim communities have...
The Free Trade Agreement affirms Environmental Protection
By Hajar Ennamli and Amy Zhang Marrakesh, Morocco--- On June 15th, 2004, Morocco and...
Newsletter: Volunteers Edition
GRATEFUL FOR HAF’S VOLUNTEERS The High Atlas Foundation was born from volunteerism. HAF is the...
Grateful for HAF’s Volunteers
The High Atlas Foundation was born from volunteerism. HAF is the product of Peace Corps...
An American in Amizmiz: Personal observation and community assessment
By Aurora Bays-MuchmoreHAF InternStudent, University of Virginia--------  Six months ago, when I learned that I...
Watering the Seeds, Not the Weeds
Imagine Workshop in Izourane, June 21st – June 24th, 2018  By Katherine O’NeillHAF Intern...
Cultivating and Saving Varieties of Endemic Moroccan Figs
By Katherine O’NeillHAF Intern / Student at Claremont McKenna College  Since the beginning of 2018,...
The next step for cooperatives is certification
Members of the Aboghlou Women’s Cooperative in the Ourika Valley, Morocco (photo by the...
Reflecting on the UN statement regarding Morocco’s Migration Policy
 By Nathan ParkHAF Intern A released UNCTAD report highlights Morocco’s leadership regarding intra-African migrant issues....
A new nursery grows roots
By Theodor MaghrakHAF Volunteer I’m volunteering with High Atlas Foundation through a sabbatical option at...
Organic Nurseries, Organic Fruits
By William Nichols F2F Volunteer Land O’Lakes International ------- I am a late career American businessman. ...
Investment in Sami’s Project Swiftly Transforming Communities
By Julia Al-Akkad HAF Intern The High Atlas Foundation’s initiation of Sami’s Project in 2011...
Optimism for River Management with the Tassa Ouirgane Community
By Julia Payne HAF Intern On Monday June 4, 2018, we took the snaking...
Unlocking the Potential of the Women of Ourika Valley
The women of the Ourika commune and HAF Project Manager Amina El Hajjami (second...
New Voices to the Old: Sprouting Progress in Marrakech’s Mellah
By Aichatou Haidara & Aanya Salot HAF Interns On the 24th of May, the...
The Cogwheel of Sustainability in the High Atlas
By Salim Syassi HAF Intern and Student at Al Akhawayn University ---- Anamer and Aghbalou...
Experiencing ‘Imagine’ Women’s Empowerment
By Salma Chamikhe and Gal Kramarski HAF Interns   Women from mountain villages took...
From Transit to Integration: A Moroccan Initiative for Community Development
This article by Nathan Park, a HAF Intern from the University of Virginia (USA), addresses...
Iftar, 2018
For most people who are familiar with Islam, they are aware that Ramadan is...
Experience at Cadi Ayyad University
By Fatime Zahra Machloukh Student at Cadi Ayad University   When we talk about...
Striving for a green world, one plant at a time
By Said Bennani HAF Project Manager The successful partnership between the High Atlas Foundation (HAF)...
Happy Ramadan and HAF's 2018
  2018 HAF MILESTONE: 1,4 MILLION TREES AND SEEDS PLANTED An old Moroccan proverb, “One...


Youth are agents of sustainable change

HAF programs engage marginalized youth and provide essential educational opportunities.

  • Organic agriculture

    Organic agriculture

    HAF and communities, with the social enterprise High Atlas Agriculture and Artisanal (HA3), create initiatives that span the entire agricultural cycle – from nurseries and markets to the farming of certified organic raw and value-added products.
  • Youth


    HAF and community partners give Moroccan schoolchildren and youth access to greater educational opportunities by improving school infrastructure and increasing learning potential.
  • Clean drinking water

    Clean drinking water

     HAF successfully addresses water access challenges for rural communities and schools throughout Morocco.
  • Clean energy

    Clean energy

    HAF and community partners are developing several new sustainable innovations, such as the production of biomass briquettes. These clean energy alternatives provide creative solutions to Morocco’s toughest challenges.
  • Training


    HAF’s experiential training ensures sustainable access to knowledge and skills and focuses on the diffusion of these benefits throughout communities.
  • Women’s programs

    Women’s programs

    HAF projects work to combat the traditional socioeconomic marginalization of women by helping them identify their community needs and creating projects to achieve their goals.
  • Cultural diversity

    Cultural diversity

    HAF promotes intercultural partnerships and collaboration towards a common goal: sustainable human development.          
  • HA3: HAF’s social enterprise
     HAF’s award winning social enterprise covers the organic agriculture cycle from nurseries to market. Organic certification increases household incomes, and enables reinvestment into additional in human development projects.

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