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Soil to Sky Webinar Review

by Mustapha Tarhbaloute At the beginning of November 2021, I joined the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), which organized a week of training for youth development in cooperation with the United States Forestry Service. We received information about the participatory approach and its characteristics and how it can affect community members by creating progress and improving

Update: Tree Planting in Gorrama

By Mohamed El Kadiri, HAF Tree Monitoring Officer As of the end of December 2021, 14,000 trees were distributed in Gorrama and 6,000 more olive trees are to be distributed by the first week of January 2022 in Meknes. Tree distribution in 2021 went well, with 60,000 having been delivered between Azilal province and the

Dear friends

Dear friends, Here’s a thought in relation to the sustainability of all our communities: each of us in our own way must give and give, and all that good received should be dedicated to self-reliant, independence-creating enterprises. The planting and monitoring of organic fruit trees that HAF accomplishes with communities is the Moroccan people’s enterprise, which

رصد وتقييم الأشجار المثمرة بجهة فاس مكناس

في إطار مشروعها الهادف لتوزيع مليون شجرة مثمرة بالمغرب قامت مؤسسة الأطلس الكبيرة بتوزيع أكثر من 80000 شجرة مثمرة على عدة أقاليم بجهة فاس -مكناس وتهدف  هذه العملية إلى المساهمة في الحد من التغيرات المناخية وتحسين مردودية وإنتاج الفلاحين ابتدأت عملية رصد وتقييم الأشجار المثمرة بإقليم إفران، بالضبط بواد إفران بتنسيق مع جمعية أيت لياس

Awareness workshop on Tree planting and its importance in human life.

Lahcen Ben Moula, Tree Monitoring Officer (YCC) Today, Wednesday, December 23, 2021, the High Atlas Foundation, in coordination with the educational frameworks of the High School of the Alternative Education in the city of Oujda, organized an applied sensitivity workshop on planting trees and their importance in human life. The awareness-raising workshop was framed in

Taourirt School Tree Planting

By Lahcen Ben Moula, Tree Monitoring Officer (YCC) On Saturday, December 04, 2021, the space of the Mohamed Belkhayat School in the city of El-Ayoun, Tourert province, witnessed a group of diverse and distinguished activities for the conclusion of school cooperation days celebrated by all educational components in Morocco. This was done to promote school

Monitoring Trees in Guercif

Lahcen Ben Moula Tree Monitoring Officer The visit to the province of Guercif is among the distinguished trips to monitor the trees that were distributed to farmers by the High Atlas Foundation in coordination with local cooperatives in order to inspect the condition of the trees and communicate with farmers while providing them with information

Land & Carbon Lab

Timo Reinitzer With our world’s population constantly growing and the scarcity of land rising, this is and will come at the cost of our world’s forests. Moreover, regarding the current alarming prognosis of climatologists, predicting a minimum of a 1.5°C rise in temperature by 2030, we are in desperate need of more reforestation through tree-planting

Managing water for climate adaptation and mitigation

By Timo Reinitzer, HAF intern What is the proper response to climate change? We all know that climate change is going to have an immense impact on our ecosystem, especially on water distribution. The question is rather what those will be and how to migite them. Africa will particularly face severe water shortages. As Professor

Spreading the Organic Farming Principle

Arabic version Errachid Montassir HAF Program Manager The U.S. Volunteer Jennifer Sopoci and the F2F team members with local farmers from Oulad Mbarek municipality – Beni Mellal region during a field visit Organic farming is an agricultural approach that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, crop residues, compost and biological pest control.

Hello again.

In this second installment of HAF program updates, we’re glad to share with you the latest on our collaborative work in renewable energies in Morocco. If you missed the first installment on tree planting, catch up here. Reminder: Tuesday, November 30 at 4:00 PM Morocco / 10:00 AM ET, we are hosting a one-hour event for you to be able

The Role of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms in Creating an Enabling Environment for the Sustainable Transformation of FNSSA Sector

by Julian Stoiber, Haf-Volunteer On November 24th, 2021, the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) LEAP4FNSSA held a webinar about “The Role of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms in Creating an Enabling Environment for the Sustainable Transformation of the FNSSA Sector.” The main objective of LEAP4FNSSA is to provide a tool for European and African institutions to engage in

Agricultural Development in Morocco Flourishes

Agricultural Development in Morocco Flourishes, Borgen Magazine. WESTBURY, New York — The High Atlas Foundation is helping Morocco’s local communities determine how they choose to develop their land and grow out of poverty sustainably. Like those in the northern Atlas Mountains, Morocco’s most vulnerable communities have long suffered from water scarcity, shaky access to land and unregulated

Fruit Tree Planting in the Bible

By Sarah Whiteside Throughout the Bible, trees are mentioned multiple times, often in relation to the production of fruit; the first mention of trees is in Genesis 11:9-10 where “God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds,

Food Cooperatives: Fighting Imbalance in the Food Value Chain

Bobby McDonough HAF-UVA Intern As the COVID-19 pandemic maintains its position as the international community’s chief issue to battle , its far-reaching effects can be felt particularly in poorer, marginalized communities. One obstacle that continues to grow in relevance is the subject of food security—the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of

Tree Monitoring in Errachidia Province

by Said Bennani, HAF Project Manager, and Mohamed El Kadiri, Tree Monitoring Officer Mohamed El Kadiri, Mohamed Ben Yassine, and Said Bennani visited Errachidia province to monitor fruit trees that the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) planted there with local communities. At the end of September, 12,000 fruit trees were monitored, as were 5,000 more in

Participatory Approach

By Lahcen Ben Moula Tree Monitor Officer, Oujda Region High Atlas Foundation Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, President of the High Atlas Foundation, organized an applied workshop on the participatory approach and its role in achieving sustainable development with the local population, during the second day of the training week organized by the High Atlas Foundation in

Civil Society Growth: Challenges and Opportunities

Advika Roongta HAF-UVA Intern The vital role of civil society organizations in furthering development goals is well established. Civil society organizations serve as important sources of information, help to hold governments accountable, advocate for a variety of causes, develop and offer policy alternatives, defend human rights, provide key goods and services, and so much more.

Entrepreneurs working for a greener Africa

By Henry Prillaman On October 27th, I had the pleasure of attending The World Resources Institute Land Accelerator Africa Impact Days program. We heard from top 15 innovative entrepreneurs out of 1,370 applicants pitch their unique businesses and ideas for creating a better and greener future for Africa. Their proposals were designed to show investors

Planting Trees and Mental Health

By Bobby McDonough HAF-UVA Intern HAF defines their mission as a “commitment to furthering sustainable development and supporting Moroccan Communities to take action in implementing human development initiatives.” The premier avenue through which this is accomplished is facilitating projects within marginalized, rural communities that educate community members on how to plant and raise trees— laying

Policy Changes Can Help Land Restoration

By Henry Prillaman HAF Intern The World Resources Institute held a discussion on September 29th, titled “Strong Public Policies To Restore Land, Breaking Through the Barriers to Success,” illuminating the need for current policies around the world to be changed. Putting money in the wrong places through policies that discourage farmers and marginalized groups has

Now is definitely better than before!

By Moulay Hassan Aladlouni Country Director, HAF-F2F Program The High Atlas Foundation’s Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) team met the members of the Adfal Association in a very remote mountain area. During the trip, the team had to unexpectedly leave the car and walk for 1.5 hours to Timichi village, which sits at an altitude of 1,920 meters,

Hydroponics and Vertical Farming in Morocco and the World

– Hydroponics And Vertical Agriculture In Morocco And The World, The Garden Center News. By Carter and Henry Prillaman A vision for the future of agriculture and possible implementation in Marrakech, Morocco Our agriculture system as we know it needs to change. We see an enormous amount of waste in current practices through using up

Eudafano Women’s Cooperative: BioTrade in Rural Namibian Communities

By Sarah Whiteside HAF-UVA Intern Image Source: The Eudafano Women’s Co-operative in Namibia. Twitter, 19 Jan. 2021, twitter.com/unctad/status/1351485621186002944. Accessed 1 Oct. 2021. Namibia is a country situated in South-Western Africa along the Atlantic Ocean, and it is home to five characteristic geographic regions: the Central Plateau, the Namib Desert, the Caprivi Strip, the Kaokoveld, and

ورشات تدريبية لفائدة مسؤولي الرصد و التقيم بمؤسسة الاطلس الكبير

بقلم عبد الصمد ايت فاتح أما بعد وفي هذا المقام لا يسعني إلا أن أشكركم جميعا، لأنكم منحتم لنا فرصة قد لا تعوض أبدا، فرصة ميدانية في مؤسستكم المسماة “مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير” مؤسسة قبل أن تكون ربحية هي مؤسسة تطوعية خيرية، تحاول أن تدخل البهجة والسرور على الساكنة البسيطة خاصة القروية منها، حقا كل عضو

Building Agroforestry Systems in Taroudant Province

By Youssef Tahiri and Amina El Hajjami, HAF Team In the Tigmi Ntrga Village located in the Tisfan Commune, HAF has made notable progress toward achieving objectives for a UNDP-funded project to build agroforestry systems as a means of economic recovery from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Since the project began in June 2021,

مشروع تمكين وتكوين الحلفاء والمسؤولين عن البيئة بإقليم الحوز

بقلم فاطمة المريني     تمكنت مؤسسة الاطلس الكبير الرائدة الغنية عن التعريف تحت إدارة وتسيير الدكتور يوسف بن مير من ابرام شراكة مهمة ومتينة مع خدمة الغابات الأمريكية ، بغية بناء مجتمع من مسؤولي المشاريع  والفاعلين المؤثرين ، من خلال إنشاء برنامج غني بالموارد البشرية المتمكنة ذات خبرة عالية في المجال ومختصين محترفين يجعلون

Improving Youth Employment in Africa by Balancing the Market

by Gabrielle Rosario HAF – UVA Intern Africa currently faces an unemployment crisis with some of the highest unemployment rates in the world, and according to the World Bank, African youth make up 60% of unemployed workers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to harm economies globally, unemployment rates accelerate, especially in Africa. Although some speculate

المسار التنموي بالأقاليم الجنوبية: إلى اين؟

المسار التنموي بالأقاليم الجنوبية: إلى أين؟, Cawalisse. By: Hana Ezaoui, Project Manager, Southern Provinces Development programs aim at helping specific regions thrive and attracting more foreign investors in order to boost the regions’ economic activity and overcome the development stagnation affecting several regions in the Kingdom of Morocco. But are Morocco’s southern provinces experiencing similar developments?

Monitoring Trees in Guercif

by Lahcen Ben Moula HAF Tree Monitor 9 October 2021—Monitoring trees in the Guercif province began in early September and continued throughout the month and into early October. These trees have been grown in the Guercif nursery and distributed to farmers by the High Atlas Foundation in coordination with local cooperatives On 9 September, 3,300