HAF Trees Monitoring Officer
Earth is greatly negatively affected by climate change. This is observed through rising sea levels, hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and other adverse environmental impacts. Immediate measures must be taken to mitigate or adapt to climate change and save the Earth.In this regard, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), in partnership with Ecosia and Moroccan stakeholders such as the High Commission of Water and Forests, local cooperatives and associations, Child Protection Centers of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and universities, are partnering to implement and manage 11 organic fruit tree nurseries. The goal is to produce and distribute some 2.44 million organic fruit trees over the next two years.
So, how can these trees contribute to maintaining the ecosystem and protecting the Earth? Here are a couple of examples:
Why is the High Atlas Foundation involved in organic agriculture in the nurseries? And how does this plan contribute both to efforts to reverse climate change and to the socio-economic development of Moroccan society? Here’s our take:
Organic agriculture contributes to sustainable development, providing an ongoing source of income for families and ensuring the sustainability of farms and orchards from one generation to the next, thus conserving earth’s natural resources.
We live on the same earth, and we need to share in common efforts that bring us closer to one another and our planet–something that strengthens our global kinship. This is why HAF plants trees in partnership with local communities–with associations, cooperatives, farmers, schools and other public institutions. To us, planting trees together is an unwavering symbol of solidarity, kindness, care, and action.
It was when I started working with HAF and gaining literal hands-on experience in organic agriculture and with planting trees in and alongside rurals communities that I began to really understand ecosystems and the complex and brilliant importance of trees in our lives and our world. Truly, there is a big difference between studying biology at the university and applying it to everyday work and life. So please, we hope you will join us in spreading the message, growing our kinship, and planting trees to create the best future we can–together.