HAF completed its 1 Million Tree Goal in January 2014, and has since launched a 1 Billion Tree Campaign. Join us in breaking the cycle of subsistence agriculture.


HAF works in rural areas of Morocco to target the most marginalized communities.


With support from HAF’s expert field staff, communities are given the tools and knowledge to take on their most difficult development challenges.


Infrastructural development is key to bringing communities clean drinking water, improving learning conditions in schools, and increasing agricultural efficiency and production.


HAF’s grassroots approach engages community members throughout the entire development cycle, from planning to implementation and evaluation.


HAF’s experiential training approach increases the impact of development and enables projects to achieve scale.


Income-generating projects empower vulnerable community members and help to break the cycle of poverty.


HAF programs engage marginalized youth and provide essential educational opportunities.


HAF created a social enterprise, High Atlas Agriculture and Artisanal (HA3), which takes an environmentally friendly approach to food security and prosperity.


HAF is dedicated to benefiting disadvantaged communities and groups, especially women and youth, throughout Morocco.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tree Planting Day provides economic, social and environmental development across Morocco
French versionArabic version MEDIA RELEASE    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday 17th January 2019    Tree Planting Day...
An Open Space for Open Minds
Celina Boehmer, HAF Intern   This week, part of the HAF-Team is travelling from Marrakech...
7,100 trees grown in Fez nursery improving livelihoods in Midelt
by Nisreen Abo-Sido, HAF volunteer, Thomas J. Watson Fellow     On Monday, project manager...
Who likes trash?
Celina Boehmer HAF Intern (from Germany)   I was excited about my first field visit...
Take Credited Development and Arabic Language Courses with HAF and the University of Virginia: Engage in Applied Learning this Summer in Marrakech
   Under the auspices of the University of Virginia, the High Atlas Foundation’s President, Dr....
Happy to be in Amman with Members of Civil Society
  Yossef Ben-Meir, Ph.D. President High Atlas Foundation   I had such a memorable...
Participtory environmental workshops for Lwidan rural commune, HAF and OES
    Errachid Montassir HAF project   The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and the...
Building gabions and fostering autonomy in Tassa Ouirgane
By Nisreen Abo-Sido, HAF Volunteer, Thomas J. Watson Fellow   Last week, I joined HAF...
  Zineb Sfar Volontaire, Douar Tizian   En tant qu’étudiante à l’Université Privée de...
Rooting for a sustainable future: Combining tree-planting activities and environmental workshops in Morocco
  The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) is committed to promoting sustainable development, using a...
Morocco Sustainability and Environment News Round-Up 20.12 – 31.12
  Manon Burbidge Lund University, Sweden HAF Inter- Marrakech   French Development Agency Lends...
مبادرة التحسيس البيئي في الوسط الصحي بسيدي الزوين
بقلم: إبراهيم بحماني الراعي مراكش     نظمت جمعية الوفاء بمنطقة سيد الزوين بالشراكة مع...
Tree-planting at the Central Hospital of Sidi Zouine
Aitana Arias, HAF volunteer   Members of the HAF team had the chance to visit...
Last Moments To Support HAF In 2018!
Greetings Friends,   Here we have a final moment in 2018 where we can give...
The communities in Draa Tafilalet deserve their own fruit tree nursery
By Said El Bennani Project Manager   Crossing the High Atlas Mountains—from Marrakech to Ouarzazate—to...
Moroccan Communities Engage in Environmental Development
By Said El Bennani Project Manager   Traveling to the Bouchan commune was my first...
Framing the humanitarian action & Youth engagement - HAF in Qatar
Errachid Montassir HAF project manager   At present, the world community has limited options for...
Exploring carbon credit potentials to support community development
By Nisreen Abo-Sido, HAF Volunteer, Thomas J. Watson Fellow   Last week, HAF President Yossef...
Moroccan multiculturalism exemplified in Essaouira
  Yossef Ben-Meir, Ph.D.Marrakech   Today we had a great meeting with the director...
An Experiential Conference that Elevated HAF’s Work
Yossef Ben-Meir HAF President   The High Atlas Foundation (HAF)--partnering with the Holling’s Center for...
ورشات بيئية لفائدة ساكنة جماعة ايت الطالب بإقليم الرحامنة
عبدالهادي كستيح متطوع بمؤسسة الأطلس الكبير   يأتي الصباح ليذكرنا بإشراقة جميلة ويوم جديد ويعطينا...
Fruit for Centuries
By Yossef Ben-MeirHAF President   I remember in the mid-90s when I had the great...
Fulfilling Moroccan Environmentalism and Global Targets
by Errachid Montassir Project Manager   Today, we gathered with schoolchildren from Aarabat primary school, members of the community,...
Morocco Environmental News Round-up 26th November- 14th December
Manon Burbridge Lund University, Sweden Marrakech     Morocco Loses $174m Annually Due to Climate...


  • Organic agriculture

    Organic agriculture

    HAF and communities, with the social enterprise High Atlas Agriculture and Artisanal (HA3), create initiatives that span the entire agricultural cycle – from nurseries and markets to the farming of certified organic raw and value-added products.
  • Youth


    HAF and community partners give Moroccan schoolchildren and youth access to greater educational opportunities by improving school infrastructure and increasing learning potential.
  • Clean drinking water

    Clean drinking water

     HAF successfully addresses water access challenges for rural communities and schools throughout Morocco.
  • Clean energy

    Clean energy

    HAF and community partners are developing several new sustainable innovations, such as the production of biomass briquettes. These clean energy alternatives provide creative solutions to Morocco’s toughest challenges.
  • Training


    HAF’s experiential training ensures sustainable access to knowledge and skills and focuses on the diffusion of these benefits throughout communities.
  • Women’s programs

    Women’s programs

    HAF projects work to combat the traditional socioeconomic marginalization of women by helping them identify their community needs and creating projects to achieve their goals.
  • Cultural diversity

    Cultural diversity

    HAF promotes intercultural partnerships and collaboration towards a common goal: sustainable human development.          
  • HA3: HAF’s social enterprise
     HAF’s award winning social enterprise covers the organic agriculture cycle from nurseries to market. Organic certification increases household incomes, and enables reinvestment into additional in human development projects.

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HafFdtn دعت مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير ساكنة المجتمعات المحلية المغربية لزراعة آلاف الأشجار التى تبرعت بها وذلك يوم الاثنين 21 ينا…
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HafFdtn The Environmental Justice Foundation predicts that up to 10% of the world’s population could be at risk of forced d…
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HAF in Morocco

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