Morrocco
Adaptation and resilience of territories and ecosystems
Food and agriculture

Protecting the honey bee (Saharan region)

This inspiring ongoing apiculture initiative was implemented by the Moroccan association Albisher.

An initiative of Association Albisher

Overview of the project

The main objectives of this project are:

  • To offer trainings on apiculture to local villagers
  • To raise awareness on this highly endangered species, the honey bee
  • To develop queen bee breeding by selecting the native breeds.

 

Objective

Protecting the endangered sepcies from extinction in the Skoura region of Morrocco.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Quantitative results

Develpoing family apiculture. Over 300 beehives have been distributed.

Qualitative results

There is a correct success rate (approx. 35%) taking into account the desertification phenomenon  and lack grazing land in the region.

Financing

Phase1 funded by the "Fondation de France" + "Office Agricole". Phase 2 is seeking funding.

About
the organisation

Association Albisher

Non-governmental organisation, association

website
Myiam DRISSI
President of the association
m.drissi04@gmail.com

Based at the Centre Agricole Skoura Ouarzazate in Morocco, this association specialised in development and environment, Albisher, was formed in December 2006. The aim has been to spur the population’s development (in particulier women’s) through ancestral activities including revisited version of Apiculture that have appropriated modern tools.t

Since 2006, the association ALBISHER  has developed acitivities in the following sectors:

  • Environment
  • Rural development
  • Education and training
  • Citizenship
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A project
in collaboration
  • ORMVAO

    Local government

    website
    M. Benidir