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Talking about sustainable environment, education and development in southeast Madagascar. New articles every week from our team!

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Off the Beaten Track… the route to one of our most challenging (and inspiring) projects to date.

By Alice Giardi April 8, 2024

Esinda is an extremely isolated community in the southeastern region of Anosy, and is the most remote location where SEED is currently operating. During this initial visit, SEED’s team observed a critical need for education as well as water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, and was immediately struck by the unparalleled passion for education displayed by the community.

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Preventing Palmageddon – Planting to save six threatened palm species in southeastern Madagascar

By Paul Allen March 21, 2024

February 2024 marked the culmination of nearly three years of hard work for SEED Madagascar’s Project Palms, as nearly 500 threatened palms were planted across protected forest fragments in the Sainte Luce littoral forest. This blog details the inaugural planting and tells the story of how exactly Project Palms got to this point.

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Gender Inclusion in Small-scale Fisheries: Recognising Barriers and Exploring Opportunities

By Ellie Kimber November 3, 2023

Whilst women make up a considerable amount of the fisheries sector workforce, gender labour divisions are still largely limiting them to define set of undervalued roles. See the methods SEED are using to change the tide on these barriers in rural southeast Madagascar.

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Collaborating for Conservation: Celebrating World Lemur Day 2023 with Five Sisters Zoo

By Guest blog by Adam Welsh, Head of Education at Five Sisters Zoo October 27, 2023

Five Sisters Zoo and SEED Madagascar have been conservation partners since 2019. In the run up to World Lemur Day 2023 there has never been a better moment to celebrate this partnership and some of the incredible species both organisations aim to protect.