The heirs of a local farmer the late Brahim Id Aachour bequeathed a piece of abandoned farm-land to Dar Si Hmad. The ancestors of this family had plowed and lived on this land for centuries, but in the late 80s of the 20th century, due to the effects of repeated droughts, the last of the Id Aachour household emigrated to the city in search of better living conditions.
With this plot of land in its trust, Dar Si Hmad’s goals are multiple and expand over a decade of time (2018-2028) :
Revive this now dry, desiccated piece of land and transform it into a lush-green space irrigated with fog-water.
Thanks to the optimal performance of CloudFishers, the association prides itself on having an excess of collected fog-water after fulfilling all of the communities’ needs. This blessed water is used by DSH to irrigate the land in Agdal Brahim Id Aachour. The association is fully engaged in this project that consists of transforming rocky and arid terrain in the rural county of Tnine Amellou, Id Aachour, into an oasis and a didactic agroecological farm. To be the research-site to treat the Mealybug infestation, and create a humid point against erosion and increasing desertification. As we close this initial phase, Agdal Brahim Id Aachour is an autonomous and vibrant ecosystem.
Observation and recording started in September 2018, and as of December 2022, much of the planned work is completed. With a dedicated project manager and team (students, volunteers, local community members), our terraces, as in historical times, are thriving. Our seed-library and greenhouse, Tin’Amoud, are completed, and we continue building on the success of our farmer agroecological training program Afous Ghissiki as we assist and monitor our champion-beneficiaries who are now in the process of marketing their unique organic products, creating thus sustainable means for their livelihoods and for their environment.
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