University of Minnesota’s Morocco Rural Leadership Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program strengthened the leadership and strategic planning capabilities of rural-based farmer associations (FBAs) to further the development of decentralized decision-making, which contributed to sustaining the goals of the Green Morocco Plan. The leadership program developed a cohort of trainers and a cohort of decision makers with common responsibilities to govern, manage and operate strong FBAs and affiliated enterprises. Many of these associations were created under the program efforts of the Millennium Challenge Corporation project to develop key value chains in rain-fed and irrigated areas growing olives, almonds, dates and figs. Strong and effective FBAs improved productivity, decreased production loss and increased rural household incomes.
- Country: Morocco
- VEGA Lead Member: University of Minnesota under VEGA SPSP
- Objective: Strengthened the leadership and strategic planning capabilities of rural-based farmer associations.
- Timeline: 03/2014-03/2015