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Cooperatives of Demnate: Promising Sustainable Development

By Houria Chouhab HAF-F2F Volunteer Technical and Field Assistant The F2F team and the Agricultural Advisory Committee of Demnate (ONCA) discussed future steps with the members of Wachmat Cooperative. Photo credit: Lahcen Ait Ouatouch / HAF Early in the morning of June the 13th, the HAF’s Farmer-to-Farmer team (F2F) accompanied by the UVA student Zoe

A Women’s Smile

by Zineb Laadam/ Jo anne Cohn HAF Farmer to Farmer program A HAF Farmer to Farmer team member and a volunteer share their culture. Photo: HAF When most people think about the Farmer-to-Farmer program they think about increasing productivity or selling more products or planting more trees.  But when I think about the Farmer-to-Farmer program,

ابتسامة امرأة !

زينب لعظم مسؤولة ميدانية بمشروع من فلاح الى فلاح  أجمل الأزمنة زمان يعرف قدري، ينصفني إذا أعطيت، يعاقبني إذا اخطأت، لا مكان فيه لحاقد أو مزيف، زمان تشد فيه الرحال لحضن الأحباب، زمان تتخلله لحظات نتمنى أن نعيشها ألف مرة ولا نشبع منها أبدا، زمان تسقط فيه كل التعابير لتحل مكانها الابتسامة من مدينة سان

I left my heart in Morocco

By Jo Anne Cohn Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer In May 2022 I was so fortunate to be a business volunteer in Morocco for the Farmer-to Farmer program. I worked with two cooperatives – The Wardat Al Atlas Cooperative and the Kounouz Almoumtaz Cooperative. The cooperatives were interested in receiving a range of information – everything from creating

The Sky of F2F Team

By Houria Chouhab, HAF Volunteer Technical and Field Assistant, Farmer-to-Farmer Program F2F team member discussing the future assignment with the head of Les Hauts Plateaux Cooperative. Photo: Houria Chouhab, HAF Always in the Oriental region, the F2F team paid a visit to Les Hauts Plateaux (Tendrara Commune, Figuig Province) in order to discuss the upcoming

Making Cosmetic Products Using Aromatic Herbs

By Houria Chouhab, HAF Volunteer Technical and Field Assistant, Farmer-to-Farmer Program   Photo: Women of Laayoune Litanmiat Al Aachab Tibia Cooperative learn to produce cosmetics.  H. Chouhab/HAF Eight motivated women in Laayoune Litanmiat Al Aachab Tibia Cooperative (Laayoune Charkia) participated in a training about manufacturing cosmetic products using aromatic herbs. It was supported by the

New Nurseries Help Taza and Guercif Communities

By Houria Chouhab F2F Volunteer Technical & Field Assistant Maskarate Nursery in Guercif Province, built in 2021 Photo credit: Houria Chouhab, HAF Since 2000, communities have benefited equally from more than 15 tree nurseries that the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) has built in different regions in Morocco. Today, these nurseries are home to fig, pomegranate,

Essential Tools for Cooperative Sustainability

By Houria Chouhab, HAF Volunteer Technical and Field Assistant, Farmer-to-Farmer Program A Farmer-to-Farmer local volunteer conducts training for Zegzel commune members.     Photo: Houria Chouhab, HAF Eleven women and men of Sadaka Slimania and Nayrouz Cooperatives in Zegzel commune (Berkane) participated in a workshop on project identification, management, and development with the High Atlas Foundation’s Farmer-to-Farmer

Planting with the Youth from Dar Tifl

By Houria Chouhab, F2F Volunteer Technical & Field Assistant Planting has always been an interest not only for adults but also for younger kids, and this is what our visit to Dar Tifl Marrakech showed. HAF’s Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team, alongside the U.S. Volunteer Mrs. Afra Stenstrom, paid a first visit to the Dar

من نبع الصحراء

زينب لعظم  مسؤولة ميدانية بمشروع من  من الفلاح الى الفلاج تتناثر في تلك السّماء نجماتٌ لامعةٌ تعكس ضوءها على حبيبات رمل الصّحراء، لتخفي بين رمالها تلك اللمسات التي تشير إلى السكينة التي يستشعرها المرء حينما يكون ضيفًا على أرضها، فالصحراء جمالها ساحر وهواؤها نقي، وما يزيد ذاك الجمال هي تلك الكثبان الرملية التي تبدو للرائي

Solar Panel Maintenance at the Communities Nurseries

By Houria Chouhab F2F Volunteer Technical & Field Assistant Morocco, as any other country, has increasing energy demands, and electricity demand has been projected to rise by 250% from 2015 to 2030, causing the demand to double. The economic growth, the increasing Moroccan population, and the nation’s industrial sector are all motivating factors that drive

Together We Stand, Divided We Fall

By Houria Chouhab  HAF F2F Field Assistant and Technical Volunteer  As a regular participant in Imagine workshops, I can always feel the difference between each training, and our workshop at La 3éme Millénaire Coopérative did not differ from the previous cooperatives. For their next stop, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team

زيارة ميدانية لمربي النحل بإقليم الحوز وإقليم الجديدة

حميد حنتوم : متطوع بمؤسسة الأطلس الكبير لازالت مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير من خلال مشروع من فلاح لفلاح تعمل جاهدة على تقديم المساعدة التقنية للتعاونيات الفلاحية بالمغرب، وذلك عبر تزويد الفلاحين بالمعلومات والتجارب التي يقدمها لهم مجموعة من الخبراء الأمريكيين المتطوعين حيث يشاركون خبراتهم وتجاربهم في المجالات المتعلقة بالفلاحة والانتاج الزراعي  زيارة ميدانية لمنطقة “التوامة” بإقليم

Teaching Seed Germination and Tree Planting in Marrakech-Safi Region, Farmer to Farmer

By Afra Stenström USAID Farmer to Farmer volunteer planting workshop in Dar Tifl Children’s Center Photo Credit: Jan Stenström As a Farmer to Farmer (F2F) volunteer, I accompanied the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) F2F team to the Dar Tifl children’s home for a workshop on planting. The children ranged from 10 to 13 years old.

Demonstration of Solar Panel Cleaning at HAF Nurseries by Farmer to Farmer Volunteer

By Jan Stenström Farmer to Farmer volunteers and team meet with women of Konouz Lakdirate Cooperative in Youssoufia Photo Credit: Afra Stenström On March 14, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team drove to Youssoufia to meet with the women of the Konouz Lakdirate Cooperative. At their nursery, I conducted the first workshop on solar panel

Cooperatives and women’s empowerment: the story of Konouz Lakdirate

By Zineb Laadam, Field Officer Farmer-to-Farmer team with Lakdirate cooperative in the data collection sessions, (Photo credit: F2F team, 2022) At first glance Mrs. Malika Mesbahi, Mrs. Essadia Nadir look no different from any other rural women in Morocco. They live in a far-away area called Lakdirate in Al Youssoufia Province, about 90 km from

HAF Inspires Youth in Quaryati

Sanae Benaadim HAF Program Manager, EU Family Literacy On February 25th, HAF’s President, Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, and HAF’s Program Manager, Sanae Benaadim, were invited by the US Embassy in Morocco and the Anoual Association to take part as speakers for the networking event of the first American Leadership Academy (ALA) in Quaryati in Sidi Abdellah

F2F follow-up meeting with Konouz Lakdirate Cooperative in Youssoufia Province

By Ibtissam Niri, F2F M&E and gender  Women are discussing their future agenda and their needs to achieve it Photo Credit: Ibtissam Niri On the 25th of February, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team visited Konouz Lakdirate cooperative in Douar Lakdirate, Jnane Bih, Youssoufia province. Konouz Lakdirate cooperative was established after doing a full four

F2F Meeting with the Agri-food Engineer in the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture (DPA)

By Zineb Laadam, Field Officer On February 17th, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team members brought together Ms. Zakia, President of Doutmaquite cooperative, in Ourika valley, and Ms. Zineb, the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture (DPA) agri-food engineer in Marrakech, in order to discuss ways to help this women’s coop with which the F2F program works

Updates from 3éme Millénaire Cooperative in Rehamna Province

By Houria Chouhab, F2F field assistant The Farmer-To-Farmer team meets the president of La Troisième Millénaire Co-op in Rehamna Province. In the fourth week of February, the Farmer to Farmer team member paid a visit to the 3éme Millénaire Agricultural Cooperative which takes place in Douar Kriziza, Bourous Rural Commune, Rehamna Province.  The 3éme Millénaire

Talat N’Yaaqoub, Al Haouz Province

By Houria Chouhab, F2F field assistant The Farmer-To-Farmer team meets a group of women in Talat N’Yaaqoub Commune, Al Haouz Province. On February 16th, the Farmer-to-Farmer team met with a group of women in El Bour Village, Talat N’Yaaqoub commune, Al Haouz Province. The purpose of this meeting was to collect data from this group

Data Collection from El Gouassim Village

By Zineb Laadam, Field Officer Farmer-to-Farmer team in the data collection sessions, (Photo credit: F2F team, 2021) On February 11th, HAF’s  Farmer-to-Farmer team visited the village of  El Gouassim in the Jbilat commune of Rhamna province (Marrakech-Safi region). As one local woman was quoted as saying about the people who live in El Gouassim, “We

Updates: Sidi Abdallah, Skhour Rhamna province

By Houria Chouhab, F2F field assistant The Farmer-To-Farmer team meets the president of OMNIA IHLANE Co-op in Skhour Rhamna. On February 2nd, the Farmer to Farmer team met with the president of OMNIA IHLANE Co-operative and the director of the National Office of the Agricultural Council (ONCA). The purpose of this meeting was to collect

نساء طموحات ومستقبل مشرق

حميد حنتوم، متدرب بمؤسسة الأطلس الكبير حاصل على شهادة الإجازة في القانون الخاص صباح السادس عشر من شهر فبراير انطلقت رفقة أعضاء مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير: السيدة حورية شوهب (منسقة ميدانية) والسيد حسن آيت واتوش (مسؤول لوجيستيكي) وسط دروب جبال الأطلس الكبير قصد القيام  بزيارة  ميدانية  لمنطقة اجوكاك،       تلخصت الجولة في زيارة لمجموعة نسائية بدوار البور،

F2F Follow-up and Data collection from Bouchane

By Zineb Laadam, HAF Field Officer On February 1st, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team met Mr. Mohamed Lahssini, the representative of a steering group with whom High Atlas Foundation (HAF) grew a tree nursery at a school in the Bouchane municipality (Marrakech-Safi region). The purpose of this meeting was to follow up and collect

Wardat Al-Atlas: A Success Story

By Houria Chouhab F2F team member In the third week of January 2022, the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) team traveled to Ouaouizerght commune, Azilal Province, in order to conduct an Imagine workshop for the benefit of 12 women of Wardat Al-Atlas Cooperative. This co-op sells barley-based products, aromatic herbs, Moroccan sweets, and other organic products.  This workshop

ODCO Training at Konouz Lakdirat Cooperative

By Sanae Benaadim Program Manager Women of Konouz Lakdirat Cooperative receive business training Photo: Sanae Benaadim On Wednesday, February 9, ten women from Konouz Lakdirat Cooperative and 11 women from the community received training from the Office for the Development of Cooperation (ODCO) by Mr. Sihmmed Hazil, who accompanied the HAF team. The cooperative was

Farmer to Farmer and women’s cooperatives: the empowerment workshops

Ibtissam Niri, HAF Empowerment Trainer | M&E Specialist Farmer to Farmer team in the Impact Assessment sessions Two years after starting the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) project in Morocco, the program was able to work with a wide range of agricultural cooperatives, reaching 58 agricultural cooperatives in three regions (Marrakech-Safi, Beni Mellal-Khnifra, and the Oriental

Farmer-to-Farmer and women’s cooperatives: the Impact assessment

– تأطير برنامج من مزارع إلى مزارع للتعاونيات النسائية: دراسة الأثر العام لمشاريع البرنامج, Sot al iraq. Zineb Laadam, HAF Field Officer Over 12 percent of humanity contributes to one of the 3 million cooperatives on the planet. Cooperatives not only stimulate local economies, but also act as a vehicle for bringing opportunity and profit

F2F Updates from Ourtan Coop

By Zineb LAADAM The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) Farmer-to-Farmer team travelled to Ait Hammou Lahcen village in Tazart municipality (Marrakech-Safi region) to meet with the members of the Ourtan Cooperative. The Ourtan Co-op was created in 2019 by 29 women and produces table olives with the goal to integrate rural women into work. During the