Rabat - Tap, tap, crack. Tap, tap, crack. The sound of argan nuts being split open between smooth river stones continues in a repetitive beat. Tap, tap, crack. Three barefoot Berber women are propped up with cushions, sitting cross-legged, as they go through the motions.

Goats and a camel graze on argan fruits along a stretch of road near Essaouira
Gemima Harvey is a freelance journalist and photographer focusing on social justice issues, legacies of war and the environment.