Greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment of strawberry farms – Frezna

Morocco’s national climate change objectives include boosting resilience while ensuring a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy. Accordingly, the country’s enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets a 11.7% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agriculture sector by 2030.

It is within this framework that the Frezna project—launched in 2017 by the German Agency for International Development Cooperation (GIZ) in collaboration with the Danone Ecosystem Fund, DanTrade, Dirafrost, and Messem—aims to promote the sustainable production of local strawberries in the Gharb-Loukkos region, including reducing the carbon footprint of strawberry production through appropriate improvement measures.

Under GIZ’s mandate, ACS developed a GHG accounting tool adapted to the agricultural context and specific to strawberry production. The tool allows strawberry farms in the Gharb-Loukkos region to regularly monitor their carbon footprint and thus anticipate the effects of future regulations linked to the European Union’s Green Deal carbon tax on export products, particularly strawberries.

Client: German Agency for International Development Cooperation (GIZ)

  • Duration: 2020


  • Raised awareness of the greenhouse effect among strawberry farms in the Gharb-Loukkos region through training sessions explaining the benefits of GHG measurement and mitigation;
  • Established detailed inventories of the GHG emissions of select strawberry farms, including an inventory of direct and indirect GHG emissions generated by strawberry production;
  • Developed a GHG calculation tool dedicated to agriculture, allowing strawberry farmers to measure and track their farms’ GHG emissions.