The Liquid Gold Rush
The spread of global industry is supporting the growing employment of Morocco's Berber women, which has until recently been uncommon. One of the sources of employment comes from an age-old tradition: the hand-extraction of fruit from Morocco's argan tree, an extremely rare plant that grows nowhere else in the World other than Southwest Morocco. It takes 30 KG of fruit and 15 hours of labour to produce just one litre of argan oil, an expensive commodity in the West. What social impact does this industry have on the country, and how is the employment of women being received in patriarchal Muslim communities?
Philipp Ammon • Jane Baker • Lewis Bush • Will Clarkson • Bernadette Keating • Noriko Takasugi •