Central meeting point

Central meeting point

Cooperative Toudarte is very important for the Douar Akhsmou and the douars in the vicinity. The production of argan oil brings new economic activities in an area where jobs are scarce. The cooperative has become the central meeting point for approximately thousand people in 10-15 douars in the Imsouane region. The compound of the cooperative has a children playground, a crèche, a small shop and a mosque for women.

Farmers use it as a market place and big community celebrations like weddings or Ramadan, take place at the compound.
The cooperative organizes guided tours and workshops for tourists who stay at Imsouane or travel from Agadir to Essaouira. Cooperative Toudarte is planning to build an ‘Auberge’ so visitors can stay overnight.

Central meeting point

“ A cooperative is defined as an « autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.