Conservation des Ressources Naturelles

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 May 1990
Signature Date 31 Oct 1990
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1998
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1998
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 32161
Commitment U.A 8,743,437.43
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Natural Resources Conservation Project (PCRN) is the first project of the Bank Group in Morocco in the forestry sector. It was conceived within the framework of the national development plans of 1988-1992 and 1993-1997 of the forest sector of Morocco which was to allow thanks to the reforestation and various developments to rebuild forest resources, develop silvopastoralism, open up certain forest areas, while preserving natural ecosystems and biodiversity. The project can be considered as a large-scale test of the Department's ability to organize, coordinate, execute these programs as well as revealing external and internal constraints, some of which repeat themselves are of a structural nature (climatic constraints, budget cuts, administrative procedures, logistical means). Its implementation is based on the execution of 7 components namely: (i) the reforestation of 10,000 ha of pines and eucalyptus, (ii) the development of 284,700 ha of new plan forests and 80,200 ha of plan revision, (iii) silvo-pastoral management, which includes the depressing of the holm oak, matorral control, fertilization, herbaceous planting, planting of fodder shrubs and fencing, (iv) assisted regeneration by sowing and planting in natural forests as well as defenciation and complementary regeneration by concentrated planting and fencing in forest gaps, (v) watershed management, (vi) strengthening forestry services, (vii) carrying out studies on protected areas and the watershed of Wadi Ouergha.

Project Objectives

The project has the following specific objectives: soil protection, resolution of acute multi-purpose wood supply problems (firewood, service wood, timber, cork) and fodder, watershed protection against the different forms of erosion and better management of the national heritage in fauna and flora that can have beneficial effects on the natural environment.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Morocco


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-AAG-001
Last Update 04 Dec 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco