Polly talks to SEED Conservation Research Programme stalwarts Hoby and Tsiraiky, about life as a field researcher, biodiversity, challenges, swamps, and of course, lemurs.
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Talking about sustainable environment, education and development in southeast Madagascar. New articles every week from our team!
As World Rainforest Day approaches, our Forestry Specialist Sam Ambler explains the process of reforestation, which is much more than just planting trees!
For World Oceans Day, we take a look beneath the surface of the Sainte Luce and Elodrato fisheries, investigating the role of elasmobranch (shark and ray) sales in livelihoods.
Programme Officer Luke Capper takes a look at the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) training SEED has been delivering to teachers, in collaboration with the National Ministry of Education.
For World Menstrual Hygiene Day, we interview Madame Bertholine, President of one of the Mahampy sub-cooperatives, about the menstrual hygiene management (MHM) pilot project.
There is Never One Answer: How SEED is Tackling Famine Through Emergency Aid and Long Term Mitigation
In the context of Madagascar's worst drought since 1981, our Director of Programmes and Operations examines how a combination of short and long term mitigations are necessary to tackle famine and severe food insecurity.
Madagascar is experiencing food insecurity caused by drought and climate change. But what effect does deforestation have on beekeeping, and how does this compound food insecurity?
A year since rising COVID-19 cases necessitated significant changes to how our SEED Conservation Research Programme operates, Emma takes a look at the impacts.
Over 48 days, data collectors in Sainte Luce and Elodrato have recorded 233 individual elasmobranchs landed - 140 sharks and 93 rays! This work funded by the Darwin Initiative is an important part of understanding the importance of the shark and ray fishery to local communities. But what does this have to do with SEED's crops and Sakondry work? Find out in this blog post.
This week, Rebecca takes a look at solar energy, renewables, and how moving to solar power could make a huge difference to SEED's impact, efficiency and carbon footprint!