When GFA in cooperation with its Moroccan partner launched THALYS Conseil s.a.r.l. in September 2004, Thalys lined up as a new member of GFA Group. Thalys was initially meant to provide consultancy and technical assistance services of Moroccan long-term personnel to GFA projects. Today, due to its dynamic development, Thalys provides a fully fledged and broad range of consultancy services in the sectors of agriculture and rural development, management of natural resources, decentralization and local development, as well as training and capacity building. With 18 permanent staff in 2010, Thalys has become an important player and a company of excellent choice in the Moroccan consultancy market.