Portrait of Berber argan artisan cooperative member Mahjouba, Taliouine and Taroudant Province, Morocco
Portrait of argan farmer and argan oil artisan Mahjouba at the Co-operative Agricole Feminin Tagmat in Duoar Tidnass, near Aoulouz, Taliouine & Taroudant Province, Souss Massa Draa region of Southern Morocco, 2016-05-23.
Based in a small village named Duoar Tidnass, located near Aoulous, Co-operative Agricole Feminin Tagmat has 62 members, each supplying argan oil from farms across the Taroudant region. Mahjouba is a member of the co-op and explained that farmers who decide to work with the co-operative bring any argan oil they produce directly to the co-op who then sell it to a large distributor based in Agadir.
The amount each farmer supplies to the co-op is recorded and annual profits are shared out accordingly. At least 40L of argan oil is sold to Agadir every month, while a shop inside the premises sells bottles of culinary and cosmetic oils to tourists and visitors, as well as Amlou - a nut paste made by blending almonds with argan oil.
- Chris Griffiths
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