Morocco - High Atlas Foundation
In Morocco, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) has been working since 2003 to improve local livelihoods by planting trees. Now they’re collaborating with Acorn to work with 85 farmer associations and cooperations throughout Morocco to adopt agroforestry.
The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) has been active in Morocco for many years already, and is well aware of the added value of planting and monitoring trees for carbon offsetting, with financial benefits going to improve water infrastructure, women’s cooperatives, education, and other community-designed initiatives to ensure long-term well-being.
Acorn of course fits perfectly with this goal. Working with 85 farmer associations and cooperations throughout Morocco, HAF is collecting farmer data, while the associations are contacting and informing farmers about Acorn.
This structure ensures that this project is a national one, with the National Agency of Water and Forest, the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, and the Ministry of Agriculture also being involved in providing land for tree nurseries, carbon market authorization, and agroforestry advice and equipment.
The additional income from tree products and carbon credits would enable local farmer communities to partly reinvest in more trees, irrigation infrastructure, and more sustainable agricultural practices.
Full project documentation available upon request.