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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FRÉ and The Imagine Empowerment Workshop
by Tal Carmel  In January 2018, FRÉ’s founders and a couple ambassadors had the opportunity...
Marketing for Cooperatives: From Lifesavers to Pike’s Place
By Katherine O’NeilClaremont McKenna College (USA), HAF Intern  On Friday, July 13, I visited the...
A Pitch by High Atlas Foundation's Yossef Ben-Meir
This video is a genuine testament to the emotional drive and intentional visionary spirit...
Act4Community Forum: first steps in a new volunteer world
 By Saloua RmitaHAF intern from Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus---- Office Chérifien des Phosphates...
High Atlas Shrugged
By Alex FrumkinDuke University, travel abroad student  A week ago, I visited Marrakesh and had...
Caring for Life in Tadmamt
Tadmamt tree nursery, Province of Al Haouz (23 July 2018) By Saloua Rmita (Eastern...
Active Youth
By Said Bennani, HAF Project Manager  Here at the Abdelaziz Ben Driss Center for the...
Podcast episode of - On the Issues - where HAF's president Yossef Ben-Meir is interviewed
Check out this podcast episode of - On the Issues - where HAF's president Yossef Ben-Meir is...
Why Education Isn’t the Only Solution: An Overview of Female Employment in Morocco and the Region
By Katherine O’Neill Marrakech  The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has the lowest female...
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...


Women's Empowerment

HAF projects help to empower women so that they may benefit in the socioeconomic and political spheres. 

  • 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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