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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

F2F Follow-up with Laymouna coop

By Zineb Laadam, HAF Field Officer On 5 January 2022, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team organized a trip to the Demnate municipality in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region to follow-up with a host organization called “Laymouna Cooperative.” The team and a representative of Laymouna Coop visited the Jewish Cemetery—Haroun Saint—where High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and

Data Collection from Konouz Lakdirate Cooperative

By Zineb Laadam The Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team members visited Konouz Lakdirat cooperative in Lakdirat’s village in the Jnane Bouih municipality of Al Youssoufia province (Marrakech-Safi region) to collect data and complete the baseline and ODI forms. The cooperative, established this year by 25 women, benefited from an IMAGINE workshop last June filled with

F2F- Follow-up with Tarslit Cooperative

By Houria Chouhab, HAF Field Assistant On January 25, 2022, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team met with Sanae, the president of Tarslit Cooperative, in Beni-Mellal in order to conduct a follow-up visit and discuss the implementation of the recommendations made by the U.S. volunteer in his last visit in October. It is worth mentioning

I’m Planting Green Machines

By Errachid Montassir, Country Manager – HAF Farmer-To-Farmer Program (From right to left) HAF-F2F Country Manager Errachid Montassir, former F2F Volunteer Hicham Amarouch, Dar America Deputy Director Staci Dawson, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies Director Jennifer Rasamimanana, representative of the American Legation Itimad, and F2F member Hassan Ait Ouatouch. Exactly one year after

A Women’s Cooperative and their Nursery Grow in El Youssoufia

Mustapha Tarhbaloute, HAF Project Coordinator The work in the El Youssoufia project is in progress. Last week, we finished the installation of the solar panels. Also, we finished all the irrigation systems, and we started irrigating the nursery two days ago. We covered the nursery with plastic to keep the bags dry and warm for

Farmer to Farmer Team in Douar Lakdirat

By Zineb Laadam, HAF Field Officer On December 25th, the Farmer-To-Farmer (F2F) team launched an assignment in Lakdirat’s village in the Jnane Bouih municipality of Al Youssoufia province (Marrakech-Safi region), in order to enrich the women’s cooperative Konouz Lakdirate and to help guide their planning, decision-making, and human and material resources allocation. The HO is

Proactive Agricultural Cooperatives

By Zineb Laadam On 14 January 2022, the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team met with two agricultural cooperatives in Mzouda (Tamatoust and Tamount Ntourite). Tamatoust is an agricultural cooperative established in February 2020 by seven members. It’s located in Zaouia Nahliya Village, Mzouda commune, Chichaoua province, Marrakech Safi region. The members work to maintain the

F2F- Follow up with Ait Ouijdane coop

By Zineb LAADAM The Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team met with the members of Ait Ouijdane cooperative in Ait Hammou commune- Rehamna province (Marrakech Safi) to follow up with them on their recent activities and discuss difficulties that the cooperatives have been facing and possible solutions. Ait Ouijdane worked for several years on poultry farming,

Willingness is the key

By Houria Chouhab There is only one thing required to change one’s life: willingness. On December 7th, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) team consisting of Zineb Laadam, Houria Chouhab, and Lahcen Ait Ouattouch visited the Daraa Lachhab cooperative in the village of Douar Chouirij, in the Sidi Badhaj commune, Haouz Province, Marrakech. The aim of

Nissae Tinmel: Cooperation and Empowerment

By Houria Chouhab On December 09, a Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team conducted an IMAGINE workshop for 18 members of Nissae Tinmel Cooperative in Douar Tinmel, Ijoukak Commune, al Haouz Province. These women were eager as this was the first training they ever attended. At the same time, they were a little bit shy; that

Update: Ahl Rhoufrane Cooperative

By Houria Chouhab Ahl Rhoufrane Cooperative was established earlier this year in January 2021 by Yassin Rhoufrane in Khtakhta village, Bouchan Commune, Rhamna Province. It is worth mentioning that this co-op provides equal opportunities for both male and female members. The sector of this cooperative’s activities is livestock farming, and its goal is to increase

Update: Cooperative in Azilal Province

By Bouchra Zine The Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team visited several cooperatives in the Azilal province on December 16 to collect data, meet new hosts in Ait Iazza village of Afourer commune, and ascertain their activities and technical needs. Afourer Cooperative Afourer cooperative was created in 2011 by a group of local women for pickling

Update: Imagine workshop in Berkane

By Zineb Laadam HAF’s Imagine team has completed the Imagine workshop which was held under Farmer -To Farmer program in Berkane province in the oriental region for women members of four agricultural cooperatives from October 29th to 1 November. Empowerment through this workshop is ideally seen as a continuous holistic process with cognitive, psychological, social,

Update: Jory Cooperative Meeting

By Zineb Laadam The Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team met with the members of Jory Cooperative to follow up with them on their recent activities.  The Jory co-op works on medicinal and aromatic plants and natural cosmetics products. On September 28, the co-op members participated in a training on building an integrated forecasting, planning, budgeting,

Daraa Lachhab Cooperative Update

by Zineb Laadam HAF colleagues Houria, Hassan and I went to Chouirig Village in order to meet Daraa Lachhab Cooperative. Since cooperatives are enterprises that place people before profit, they uphold values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equity and solidarity. They practice honesty, openness and social responsibility in their operations. The Daraa Lachhab Cooperative was officially

Amizmiz Update

By Zineb Laadam The Farmer-To-Farmer (F2F) team went to Amizmiz in order to meet two agricultural cooperatives to identify their needs, priorities and challenges. The two host organizations are Zaouia and Tigudelt cooperatives. Zaouia is an agricultural entity that aims to contribute to the development of the olive oil sector and strengthen its role in

Farmer to Farmer Visits Nisaae Tinmel Cooperative

Zineb Laadam, HAF Field Officer Women of the Nisaae Tinmel cooperative meet with the HAF F2F team The Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team visited the Nisaae Tinmel women’s cooperative in Tizaghrin village (Talatnycoub municipality, Al Haouz province, Marrakech-Safi region) in November. We spent an unforgettable day with 20 incredible women who shared their personal and

Update: 11 Janvier Cooperative

By Bouchra Zine The Farmer to Farmer (F2F) team of Errachid Montassir, Lahcen Ait Ouatouch, and Bouchra Zine visited the 11 Janvier agricultural cooperative on December 10 in order to collect data, listen to the people, learn their technical needs, and discern how the F2F team could help. The nine male cooperative members represent different

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.