Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Farming and Fisheries, Groupe de Semi-Direct de Madagascar, Graine de Vie, Marie Stopes Madagascar
Island biodiversity, Wetlands, Tropical forest, Forests
Agricultural conservation, Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Land use change
Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods
Research training, Training, Participatory, Cepa, Traditional knowledge, Rehabilitation
Impoverishment is driving unsustainable natural resource use and habitat degradation in Madagascar. This project aims to improve the wellbeing of nature-dependent communities in Ambondrobe and therefore alleviate pressure on the natural environment. In nine villages, this project will promote Climate Smart Agriculture to improve food security, implement community finance schemes to enable financial independence, improve access to reproductive healthcare and strengthen local governance. Concurrent community reforestation and patrolling efforts will restore habitats and prevent further deforestation in the core zone.