Cooperatives

Argan Export Company’s Argan Oil is produced by selected Berber women cooperatives in southwest Morocco.
Sponsored by the Agence de Développement Social (ADS) and supported by the European Union, these cooperatives serve a two-fold objective:

  • To preserve the threatened argan forest by finding a sustainable economic use for its products.
  • To improve the social and economic status of the rural Berber women.
Through the efforts of Dominique Gillis, AEC has built and maintains a personal
bond with the Berber women in the cooperatives. With its commercial know-how
and expertise, AEC assists the cooperatives in successfully marketing their Argan Oil products within a fair-trade perspective.