These women are producing some of the world's priciest oil
Location: Taroudant region, Morocco
Argan oil is known as "liquid gold"
It was traditionally used in cooking
but is now prized by the beauty industry
as an anti-aging skin treatment and restorative for hair
Cooperatives are enriching Morocco's Amazigh women
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PRESIDENT OF THE WOMEN'S AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE OF TAITMATINE TIOUT, MINA AIT TALEB, SAYING:"Currently, there is more demand for Argan oil products at the international level, and we have made a lot of products, such as cooking Argan oil and cosmetic oil, and there are also Argan derivatives such as creams, shampoos and bath soaps. This makes us achieve many goals in the cooperative, including the development of rural women, women can work more comfortably, there is a kindergarten and women can bring their children, there is also combating illiteracy programs, job training, and health insurance coverage, which is the most important thing, it was not available for women before."