Securing healthy baobab populations through efficient fruit harvesting and use


Madagascar
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Ref: 25-026

Status: Current

Round:
24
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Label CBD Consulting (LCBD), FFI - Fauna and Flora International, Direction Régionale de l’Ecologie, de l’Environnement et des Forêts (DREEF) Menabe
Start Date:
01-07-18
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£207,203.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Dry lands
Production:
Agricultural conservation
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation
Broad Approches:
Community management, Benefit sharing, Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, General measures, In situ
Specific Tools:
Traditional knowledge, Cepa, Participatory, Training
Countries:
Madagascar
Project Summary:
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.


Documents:
Title: 25-026 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Title: 25-026 HYR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-24 00:00:00

Title: 25-026 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-24 00:00:00

Title: 25-026 HYR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00