A five-year project in the Souss-Massa Region, Morocco focusing on the conservation of the material and immaterial heritage of Amazigh communities to preserve their natural and cultural landscape. Global Heritage Fund and partners will work with the government of Morocco to preserve these Sacred Granaries for the future.
The project will create a new network of sites throughout the project area. The communal granaries restored under this project will be used to institute a new tourism route to promote remote villages and their local products through involving all the partners in an Economic Interest Group. The project will start with the communities already involved and will be extended to new communities and municipalities. In partnership with municipal and regional councils, local and regional development agencies, and all thematic stakeholders, including touristic operators, local NGOs, and terroir product cooperatives, Global Heritage Fund will spearhead a plan for the promotion of local development around these collective granaries. Local communities will benefit from the income from tourism for local projects.