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Securing healthy baobab populations through efficient fruit harvesting and use


Ref: 25026
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Hanta Julie Razafimanahaka
Lead Institution: Madagasikara Voakajy
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2021-03-31
Funding: £207,203.00
Website:
Status: Current
Regions:
Countries: Madagascar
Purpose: At three pilot sites we will establish a sustainable trade of Grandidier’s baobab (Adansonia grandidieri) fruits in order to improve regeneration in the wild and reduce poverty and malnutrition in local communities. To do this, we will reinforce baobab populations and integrate sustainable harvesting agreements into existing co-management plans. In parallel, we will empower communities to collect, process and trade baobab products to existing markets. As a co-benefit, we will improve access to nutritious baobab powders through the hungry months. Sustainable use and management of baobab fruits derive increased income and improved nutrition at three communities in western Madagascar, contributing to eventual increased regeneration of Adansonia grandidieri in the wild.
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Documents:
Title: 25-026 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]