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University of Denver

Publication Date

Fall 2011

Program Name

Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights


This project addresses the ecological and economic roles that sheep play in Morocco in the context of Aid Al Adha celebration. It specifically examines the methods of sacrificing, butchering and preparing the different parts of the ram as part of the holiday as experienced by the researcher in a case-study located in the Rabat Medina. However, it goes further, as to explore the impact that sheep agriculture has on the nation’s economy and on the lives of Moroccans in both urban and rural areas. It discusses strategies that the Ministry of Agriculture and other agencies use to help facilitate local sheep breeding programs and to create new ones that will meet the needs of the Moroccan people in years to come.


Agricultural and Resource Economics | Community-Based Learning | Family, Life Course, and Society | Place and Environment


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