To mark International Day of Cooperatives, Polly interviews Paula, who works with both the Stitch Sainte Luce Cooperative, and our traditional weaving project, Mahampy.
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Talking about sustainable environment, education and development in southeast Madagascar. New articles every week from our team!
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.
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.
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?
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.
With Project Mahampy activities on hold due to the pandemic, SEED have been working with the Weavers’ Cooperative on a new menstrual hygiene project. With today being International Women’s Day, we could think of no better time to take a look back at the women’s achievements over the past three months!
In 2021, SEED began a tasty new project, trialling farming "bacon-flavoured" bugs to mitigate food insecurity, help vulnerable people, and protect limited natural resources.
After a tumultuous year for Project Mahampy and the wider world, we reflect on what was achieved in spite of the pandemic in 2020, and what the new normal means for the project.
What could freshwater fish possibly have to do with weaving? Emma takes a look at the connections between sustainable livelihoods and the environments which support them.
It's been a difficult year for the embroiderers of the Stitch Sainte Luce Cooperative. However, precious handmade stock has now made it to the UK, just in time for Christmas!