Establishing community plant nurseries in the High Atlas

Saturday July 25, 2015

Plant nurseries in the communities of Imegdale and Ait M’hamed have been set up to enable terrace cultivation and enrichment planting of selected medicinal roots and tree crops. This is part of the Darwin-funded project addressesing livelihood improvement and threats to the sustainable harvesting of medicinal roots. GDF’s local partner in Morocco, the High Atlas Foundation, obtained formal permission from local and national authorities and private owners to use land dedicated to the plant nurseries, and their establishment is now well advanced.

Project: Medicinal root trade, plants conservation and livelihoods in Morocco


Community nursery in Ait M’hamed

(Photos by Inanc Tekguc, unless specified)

Community nursery in Imegdale

(Photos by Inanc Tekguc, unless specified)