CONTEXT

Environmental value
- Fight against desertication
- Prevention of soil erosion
- Contribution to the reconstitution of water tables

Economic value
- Argan oil used for food and medicinal purposes

Socio-cultural value
- Cultural heritage in the Souss Massa region
- Status of biosphere reserve granted by UNESCO (since 1998)

 

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY CURRENTLY STRUCTURED AND ANALYSED BY THE LAND DEGRADATION NEUTRALITY
FUND, PROMOTED BY THE GLOBAL MECHANISM OF THE UNCCD AND MIROVA, A SUBSIDAIRY OF NATIXIS GROUP

 

CREATION OF SUSTAINABLE VALUE BY WORKING ON THREE PILLARS

REGENERATION OF THE ARGAN TREES
> Production of plants
> Plantation of new trees
> Maintenance / monitoring
> Compensation for deferred pasture

DEVELOPMENT OF ARGAN TREE CULTIVATION
> Production of plants
> Plantation of new trees
> Maintenance / monitoring

DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECTOR
> Creation of cooperatives
> Modernization of mechanic equipments
> Development of logistic platform
> R&D

 

SCOPE

MOROCCO

 

SUPPORT TO MULTIPLE PLAYERS

Buyers
Cooperation with cosmetics leaders and supply chain actors

International cooperation
Subsidies from GCF1 to favor the development of the sector
EU2 and AfDB3: support to forest projects
Other technical partners (GIZ, UNPD4)

Local players
Advice in financial engineering for the agricultural development bank (Crédit Agricole du Maroc)
Technical assistance to local agricultural development authorities and institutions

 

The "AAA" initiative can help the project by identifying potential partners and financing sources

1. GREEN CLIMATE FUND 2. EUROPEAN UNION 3. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 4. UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENT