Mobilising useful plant conservation to enhance Atlas mountain community livelihoods
Gary J Martin
GDF - Global Diversity Foundation
Host Country Institutions:
UMR AGAP Joint Research Unit on Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Mediterranean and Tropical Plants, ARCAD Agropolis Resource Center for Crop Conservation, Adaptation and Diversity, BEYA Capital, RESING Ressources Ingénierie, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Association des Amis du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mohamed VI, Laboratory of Human Ecology, Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, High Commission for Water and Forests and Desertification, Regional Directorate of Water and Forests – Haut Atlas-Marrakech, Aska cooperative for women and children – Ait M’hamed, Imdoukal Znaga Cooperative – Imegdale, ABDBO Association de Bienfaisance et de Développement du Bassin de l'Ourika, MBLA Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association, ICARDA
Integrated conservation of regionally threatened culturally-important plant species and management of Important Plant Areas in the Atlas Mountains is achieved through Amazigh community action and capacity-building, accompanied by improved livelihoods.