Conserving High Atlas agrobiodiversity to improve Amazigh livelihoods in Morocco


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Ref: 27-001

Status: Current

Round:
26
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association, Slow Food, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, European Delegation for Family Farming in Latin America, Asia and Africa (DEAFAL), National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), International Centre for Agriculture in the Dry Lands (ICARDA), Imdoukal Znaga Cooperative, Aska Cooperative for Women and Children, Association Ait Lekak, Cadi Ayyad University, Cagliari Botanical Gardens, Federation for the Democratic League of Women’s Rights, Terre et Humanisme Maroc, Network for Agroecological Initiatives
Start Date:
01-06-20
End Date:
31-05-23
Funding:
£362,686.00
Regions:
North Africa
Biomes:
Rangeland, Temperate forest, Forests, Temperate grassland
Production:
Rangeland, Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, Ex situ, Goods services, Sustainable use, Incentives
Specific Tools:
Research training, Research, Training, Taxonomy, Global plant strategy, Trade
Countries:
Morocco
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Erosion of traditional agricultural knowledge, adaptive local practices and plant genetic resources negatively impacts High Atlas agroecosystems that sustain a biodiversity hotspot and community livelihoods. We assist local Amazigh farmers in rural communes to improve conservation, agricultural productivity and livelihoods benefits of five locally important, genetically diverse crops. Our project cycles through phases of agrobiodiversity assessment and ex-situ conservation; on-farm selection and sustainable cultivation of promising crop varieties; knowledge exchange, seed sharing, product innovation and commercialisation; and national policy support.


Documents:
Title: 27-001 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: 27-001 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00