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Madagascar 2024 – Educational mangrove planting project to restore natural resources and fight food insecurity

 

 

The project is located between the villages of Tsongeritelo and Ambotsibotsiky, in the Atsimo Andrefana region located in the southwest of the island. This region is famous for its mangroves, located on the edge of the Mozambique Channel (Indian Ocean).

The people who reside in this place are of the Vezo lineage, a marine and semi-nomadic ethnic group, closely linked to the sea. This population has lived in harmony for generations with the ocean, lagoons and mangroves.

Now settled, the local population lives mainly from maritime and coastal fishing, agriculture through the cultivation of cassava, sweet potatoes and the production of salt. Unfortunately, climate change, massive deforestation of forests and mangroves, population growth and industrial offshore fishing have greatly disrupted their way of life. 90% of the region’s inhabitants live below the poverty line, experiencing food insecurity and are therefore very vulnerable to climate change.

Mangroves are essential to local populations. They provide them with food, firewood and construction materials for their homes. They also have medicinal properties. One of the project’s priorities is to strengthen the management and restoration of degraded natural resources, as well as the capacity of households to adapt to climate change for food and nutritional security in the region.

More on : https://www.atreeforyou.org/fr/madagascar-2024-projet-pedagogique-de-plantation-de-mangrove-pour-restaurer-les-ressources-naturelles-et-lutter-contre-linsecurite-alimentaire/

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