Projet d’Aviculture Ouled Daoud Azkhanine

Short title

Projet d’Aviculture Ouled Daoud Azkhanine

Start date - End date

Wed, 09/30/2009 to Wed, 03/30/2011

Brief description of the initiative

The project aimed at establishing a large-scale chicken farm as an income-generating activity for the inhabitants of the rural area of Ouled Daoug (Nador province, northern Morocco). The project's purpose stemmed from local needs in the context of agriculture as the main productive, yet only seasonal, activity, which does not secure stable revenues for the local population.

Results and lessons learned

Construction of a chicken farm as well as research and documentation on Moroccan migration to Belgium have been undertaken.

Status

Complete

Project number

Mo-115

Budget

200 000

Donors

JMDI, European Union

Partner country(ies)

Belgium

Main thematic areas

Diaspora engagement
Migration related employment for women and girls
Remittances and financial sector development
Rural development and urbanization

Focus area

Migrant Communities
Migrant Remittances
Migrant Capacities

First name

Luc

Last name

Goossens

Position

Coodinator

Email

luc.goossens@ua.ac.be

Other partners

Coopérative agricole AL FATAH

Main objectives

The project aimed at establishing a large-scale chicken farm as an income-generating activity for the inhabitants of the rural area of Ouled Daoug (Nador province, northern Morocco). The project's purpose stemmed from local needs in the context of agriculture as the main productive, yet only seasonal, activity, which does not secure stable revenues for the local population.

Country

Morocco

Main activities

The idea was for the project to generate sustainable, stable incomes, thereby offering local inhabitants, especially young adults, a viable alternative to emigration. Commercialization networks and transport of chicken and eggs were contemplated by the project as well as production.

The migration and development component came into play with the involvement of Moroccan diaspora living in Belgium to support of the project, mainly by investing remittances in it.

Main beneficiaries

Women especially benefitted from the initiative, as chicken breeding and farming is traditionally an activity undertaken by women, but only at the small/family scale. Main beneficiaries were found among the local population, a total of 329 inhabitants.

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