Agroforestry: support for local populations
The 300 trees planted by SQLI are part of a wider agroforestry project (which currently covers more than 30,000 trees) that covers a large number of rural Moroccan villages, helping local communities in the areas of self-sufficiency, economic growth and food security.
In partnership with the local association Ibn Al Baytar, Reforest’Action carries out its agroforestry actions supported by SQLI.
Fruit trees suited to Morocco’s climate
The species planted are specially selected for their compatibility with Morocco’s climate (including lemon trees, olive trees, date palm trees and carob trees), as well as the protective cover they provide for food crops planted around them. Food harvested is set aside for the consumption of rural villages and is also sold on local markets.
These plantations enable:
- CO2 storage;
- Oxygen generation;
- Biodiversity development;
- Protection of animal species by providing natural shelters;
- Generation of local jobs through the agroforestry project.