Organization’s Geographic Region of Focus: Morocco
Alliance Areas of Concern: Poverty, Education, Environment
Challenge: Grow earned income of resident client population, as well as create source of sustainable revenue for organizational needs.
Solution: Obtain organic certification for residents’ agricultural products; create supply chain that eliminates middle man, and allows organization to benefit.
Excerpted from the Proposal:
“The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) works to establish development projects in different parts of Morocco that local communities design and manage, and that are in partnership with government and non-government agencies. HAF serves rural villages with little electricity, water, or road infrastructure, where communities still practice a subsistence economy of agriculture and pastoralism in steep, difficult terrain and earn some of the lowest incomes nationally. HAF initiatives involve planting fruit and nut trees, thereby facilitating a transition from subsistence farming to intentional cultivation of crops for market.
This project builds on the agricultural success of the High Atlas Foundation with rural Moroccan communities by creating a value-added enterprise that includes organic certification of almonds and walnuts (doubling the products’ value for farming families) and establishing partnerships to export the nuts to the U.S. organic market where they are in short supply. Gaining organic certification and establishing buying partners in the United States will realize the great potential for rural Moroccan development and enable HAF’s community work to run the full cycle from building tree nurseries to the export of the products at maximum value for the communities.
Once organic certification is acquired, HAF will manage the export process of almonds and walnuts through its community facilitators. HAF will create a Moroccan-US organization that will work with farming families and their village associations and provide technical advice regarding organic fruit tree agriculture and support the export of their products. This project that will guarantee for farming families the purchase of their nuts at double the amount that they currently receive will also create a new revenue stream (about 2% of the purchase value) for HAF by providing this service to the communities of the Toubkal commune, and beyond (there are ten such communes in the High Atlas Mountains that are next targeted by this project). In addition to tree nurseries, the new revenue stream will support HAF’s community projects in irrigation, clean drinking water, women and youth development, and experiential training.”
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