Sowing Morocco’s Next Generation of Farmers

Unemployment is high in Morocco’s Al Haouz province. Young farmers are migrating to cities and climate change is raising concerns about declining harvests. To make matters worse, agricultural techniques handed down from generation to generation remain obsolete. But now, agricultural cooperatives have been formed with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Moroccan government. For many young people in Al Haouz, cooperatives have improved their production techniques. About 33,000 smallholder farmers and herders are involved in the project. The programme aims to increase participation of women and young people and also engage them in value addition of products.


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