Project of the Wood Collecting Households
Project of the Wood Collecting Households. Madagascar Central Highlands, Analamanga region, Anjozorobé district, Androvakely village (historical region of Anativolo).
This project will fight against the causes of poverty among the beneficiaries, it will impact the life of the households by increasing their food security and well-being. It will enable their activities and preoccupations to be placed on a longterm basis, notably through the management of wood energy capital, its commercial field and the preservation of what remains of forest. The aim is to achieve sustainable land management by the beneficiaries.
Why this project?
Being able to feed oneself every day, depends in particular on harvesting firewood from the remains of highly degraded forest ecosystems. These 250 hectares of often bushy forest lands provide less and less wood, thus less income and more work for households. The degradation of these mosaics of forest remains, spread over 18,000 hectares, undermines their capacity to preserve the slopes from erosion, regulate the flow of springs and the diversity of endemic species in these environments.
400 people, including 270 children, in 3 villages, i.e. 63 households, income per year ~200-250 swiss francs.