In March 2020, SEED’s Women’s Livelihoods Specialist interviewed weavers who held leadership positions in the Weavers’ Cooperative. Through these we gained a better understanding of how weavers manage their finances, their ideas about marketing and working with other businesses, and what they value about being members of the Cooperative.
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Talking about sustainable environment, education, development in Southeast Madagascar.
For the communities that Project Oratsimba supports, lobster fishing is a vitally important livelihood. Already the COVID-19 pandemic has caused catch prices to plummet by more than 50%. Learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in this week's blog.
With construction of the new Mahampy Weaver's Studio in Sainte Luce finally underway, Project Development Officer Joe tells us what this will mean for the new Cooperative, and the community in Madagascar.
Marine Specialist Danick Trouwloon looks at the essential role of women in lobster fisheries in Madagascar, and how efforts to train Women Marine Ambassadors promote gender equity and lead to increased income.
Womens Livelihoods Specialist Maggie Poulos interviews Paula Amour, who has worked with SEED on two livelihoods initiatives, Stitch Sainte Luce and Project Mahampy.
More news from Project Mahampy in Sainte Luce, where the team have been busy with the election of a Weavers' Union Committee and Youth Outreach sessions.
Oratsimba, part of SEED's sustainable livelihoods programme, seeks to promote sustainable lobster fishery management in three villages of the Anosy region. Our team recently carried out the annual monitoring surveys (a lot of questions about lobsters!), and were keen to share what they found out.
The latest developments from Project Mahampy, which is celebrating the successful formation of Cooperatives for mahampy weavers in Sainte Luce.
Our Women's Livelihoods specialist for Project Mahampy, Maggie Poulous, summarises the findings from the recent baseline research phase, and what the data collected mean for the project's next steps.