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Booming markets for Moroccan argan oil appear to benefit some some rural households while threatening the endemic argan forest.

This article tests the win-win claims that argan oil, the most expensive edible oil in the world, can promote the health of the argan forest while simultaneously benefiting local people.

Author(s): 
Lybbert, T., Aboudrare,A., Chaloud, D., Magnan, N., Nash, M.
Source: 
PNAS
Volume etc.: 
108, 34, 13963-13968
Year published: 
2011