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Slow Food in Morocco
Morocco is a vast country with an incredible variety of landscapes, cultures and traditions. To the north lies the Mediterranean, while to the west the coast stretches down along the Atlantic Ocean. The mountain chain that crosses the country, with snow-covered peaks over 4,000 meters tall, stretches down to the desert and the oases of the south. Moroccans proudly say that their country is the most beautiful in the world. Slow Food initially had a presence here thanks to a number of long-standing Presidia, such as Argan Oil, Taliouine Saffron, Zerradoun Salt and Alnif Cumin. The Gardens in Africa project then contributed to creating and consolidating a network of people with an awareness of the importance of local biodiversity and the gastronomic traditions connected to it, particularly in schools around the capital of Rabat, in the Errachidia oases and in the Atlas Mountains close to Marrakech. The network is now organized around the convivia and the Terra Madre communities.