Empowering women through the development of cedar and rosemary forest cooperatives in Morocco (COOPFAM)
Cooperative Development Organisation
Implementing Partners and Organisations
Period of Implementation
Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada, SOCODEVI own funds and National institution ANEF funds
Type of Activity
The project will contribute to the empowerment of 2,000 rural women through capacity building. These women will then take part in the decision-making processes within households and cooperatives, and will have greater access and more equitable control of the factors of production and the income generated. The project also aims to improve the performance of 10 cooperatives working in the state forest domain, in order to generate decent and sustainable jobs, particularly for women, through the sustainable development and processing of rosemary and cedar. The project supports these cooperatives in the diversification of their economic activities (business and financing plans), as well as in access to small infrastructures, equipment and technologies necessary for production and post-harvest activities. The project strengthens cooperatives in the application of good agricultural and forestry practices that will help them for the adaptation to the climate change and to offer sustainable services that meet the differentiated needs of their members.
To contribute to rural women empowerment through greater access and more equitable control of the factors of production, the income generated and consolidated cooperatives.
Impact on SDGs