Ensemble, avec les pêcheurs de Madagascar : les mangroves, niche écologique en proie à la destruction
Les mangroves, situées dans les zones tropicales humides et faisant la transition entre la terre et le littoral sont une niche écologique qui rendent de nombreux services. Pourtant, elles sont défrichées pour construire des rizières, des bassins à crevettes et fournir en bois de chauffage. À… +
Results from 2018:
- 175 new positive cases of diabetes were detected out of 816 people examined.
- 14 new mutual solidarity groups have been created and are operational. They have 281 members, including 166 women.
- 76 adults including 35 women have learned to read, write and count. They have formed an association.
- 33.95 ha of mangrove forests have been reforested or restored, i.e. about 254,500 propagules planted. 700 inhabitants participated.
Food and economic security
- adult literacy courses
- formation of Solidarity Savings Groups (GES – Groupes d’Epargne Solidaire in FR), which come together to save and develop income-generating activities
- preservation and reforestation of mangroves. Awareness-raising of the inhabitants to the importance of these ecosystems and creation of temporary fishing reserves.
- support for farmers' organisations
Partners : ALEFA Menabe, OPCI Alokaina et FIVE Menabe
- development and monitoring of the daily operation of the Saint-François d'Assise hospital in Belo-sur-Tsiribihina.
- support to the region's basic health centres, with training of care providers, provision of medical equipment according to needs, vaccinations, etc.
- implementation of a diabetes prevention and management programme
Partners : AMADIA, SDSP Belo/Tsiribihina, ECAR
JULIETTE, MENABE REGION
"We used to grow groundnuts and maize here, but it did not produce much because our soil is poor, very dry and very hard. And then, with the help of Louvain Coopération, we set up the farmers' field schools. This is the third year that we are cultivating in our field school. In addition to groundnuts, we have cultivated, for example, cajanus, corn and cowpea to have a permanent crop cover which, in addition, protects the land. And we really have many advantages: the harvest has been very good, and the soil is increasingly fertile. The land is easy to cultivate and the soil is richer in compost! We are so happy!"