Model Forest Development Workshop Held in Morocco

From October 12-16, 2009, the International and Mediterranean Model Forest Network Secretariats travelled to Morocco in support of Model Forest development in Morocco's Province of Ifrane, located in the Central Atlas Mountains. Throughout the week the group met with stakeholders from government, forestry, agriculture, conservation, tourism, education, rural development, and other sectors. The mission also provided the opportunity to hold a first workshop with local stakeholders who demonstrated enthusiasm for advancing on Model Forest development. A second workshop will be held in December 2009.