‘Unknown’ Morocco – with a rich heritage in in producing high quality extra virgin olive oil
Nestling in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the Beni-Mellal region, about 200km from Marrakesh, produces olive oils of nationwide reputation, but are currently little known outside of Morocco – until now. The quality of the olive oil produced in Morocco is now being recognised through a recent survey by the International Olive Oil Council.
MOROCCO : A LONG HERITAGE OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
With a long heritage of olive growing, Morocco has been producing this ‘liquid gold from the time of the Romans.
Morocco Gold is produced with love, knowledge and an artistry passed from generation to generation to create this rare Extra Virgin olive oil of exceptional quality.
A PERFECT SOURCE FOR MOROCCO GOLD EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
The unique geology and micro-climate of this remote and unspoiled valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains provide the perfect conditions for growing Morocco Gold Extra Virgin olive oil olives.
MOROCCO GOLD : A RICH HERITAGE IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION
Firmly rooted in Morocco’s traditions and culture, the existence of centenary trees, in some cases over 800 years old, together with traditional presses (maasras) testify to the centuries of olive cultivation.
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Morocco Gold exemplifies natural, sustainable agricultural methods. With new olive trees planted annually, this remarkable valley will be producing high quality Extra Virgin olive oil for centuries to come. This extensive tree planting is also good for the environment.
WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
Empowering women and helping reduce poverty
Morocco Gold is produced by a cooperative which actively encourages women into agriculture. Morocco’s agricultural sector employs approximately 40% of the nation’s workforce; women comprising nearly half of these employees. Employment in agriculture has been shown to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. It is known to reduce poverty directly by raising farm incomes, generating employment and reducing food prices.
Morocco Gold is proud to support the empowerment of Moroccan women through employment in the agricultural sector.
A LUXURIOUS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL FROM THIS AMAZING NEW SOURCE
We are delighted to bring Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil to health-conscious food lovers of all culinary backgrounds.
As a cross-cultural company, we are proud to be helping to transform the olive oil sector in Morocco. Morocco Gold represents an incredible success story of what can be achieved when people of ‘good heart’ from different cultural backgrounds work together.