In Morocco : Ena (National School of Agriculture) of Meknes, IAV Hassan II in Rabat, Chefchaouen ated (Talassemtane Association for Environment and Development), DPA (Provincial Directorate of Agriculture) of Chefchaouen, agricultural cooperatives and Beit El Bouhsoussen fellah, Aguelmous group, water users association Oued Sebou, the Directorate of Education Research and Training of the Ministry of Agriculture, the ONCA (National Office of the Agricultural Council), the AMMS ( Association of Seed multipliers), Agricultural Technical Institute (ITA) Tiflet, Lamharchyine associations, water users and local cooperatives Chaouen Aghbalou and Tanakob

Main partners

In France : Irstea, Agricord

In Tunisia : INGC (Institute of Arable Crops) Mateur the School of Agriculture and Kef, Medjez Agricultural Machinery Institute El Bab, National Institute of Agronomic Research of Tunisia (Inrat), School of Engineers of Equipment rural (esier), the Association for Sustainable Agriculture (APAD), the central seed Cooperative (COSEM), Mutual Society of Agricultural Services (SMSA) of Tahent to Atik and North Fernana and local groups

Geographic location

In Morocco : regions of Khenifra (Moyen Atlas) and Chefchaouen (Rif).

InTunisia : North region (Bizerte, Jendouba, Siliana)


This programme led by Fert from 2014 to 2017 is the extension of the project “Soil conservation and food security: a common concern for peasant farmers in Mali and Morocco”. It was implemented simultaneously in two regions of Morocco and one region of Tunisia. It was structured around four axes in order to sustainably improve people’s food security: strengthening the capacities of farmers’ groups, validating sustainable agronomic practices, creating and reproducing innovative semi-direct seed drills (SD) locally, and raising national stakeholders’ awareness of the challenges and practices of conservation agriculture. This action was concluded in 2018 with the drafting of a capitalization that takes into account the lessons learned from the work of Fert and its partners in the field of conservation agriculture.

Capitalization file on conservation agriculture in the Maghreb

In 2018, funding for the action come to an end, following the publication of this capitalization.