Gender Equality and Rural Women’s Empowerment Network
Near East and North Africa Region
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FAO - Gender

Video 17 of 19
In Moroccan oases, women watch plants and incomes grow
A group of women living in Moroccan oases have found a unique way to earn an income and mitigate the effects of climate change on their environment by cultivating medicinal and aromatic plants, using renewable energy. Women like Atiqa Jorfi, Vice-President of the Aftawik association based in the rural community of Ghriss Essoufli, in Errachidia, have been empowered through the production and commercialization of these crops in oases, which constitute a natural barrier against desertification but are susceptible to degradation as a result of climate change.

9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Type: YouTube | Viewed:  1304
Duration:  01:21