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Sustainable yam markets for conservation and food security in Madagascar


Ref: EIDPO049
Type: Post-Project
Project Leader: Dr Paul Wilkin
Lead Institution: RBG Kew
Host Country Institutions: Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre, Feedback Madagascar: Ny Tanintsika - FBN/NT, Natural Resources Institute, University of Antananarivo
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2021-03-31
Funding: £205,362.00
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Status: Current
Regions:
Countries: Madagascar
Purpose: Madagascan native yam species are threatened by harvesting for food and habitat loss. We aim to protect and enhance Main Project conservation successes via improved food security, nutrition and livelihoods through providing business models at multiple scales, sustainable value chains, markets for processed tubers and nutritional information to guide policy. Sustainable yam markets for main project communities, to further support threatened wild yam conservation and improve nutrition and livelihoods; including business models, value chains, enhanced storage and detailed nutritional information. [*5 native species plus Dioscorea alata]
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