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!
The SEED blog
Talking about sustainable environment, education and development in southeast Madagascar. New articles every week from our team!
This week on the SEED Blog, Polly and Rainie take a look at gender equality in beekeeping, through the lens of Renitantely, one of our sustainable livelihoods projects.
This World Fisheries Day, Jess takes a look at what SEED Madagascar has achieved with Project Oratsimba, and some simple actions you can take to support sustainable fisheries.
To improve cooperation and ties between the lobster fishing communities of southeast Madagascar, Project Oratsimba has facilitated a series of community cross-visits. In this week's blog, Jess takes a look at how they went, and what the participants thought.
Collaborative research by the University College London, the Zoological Society of London and SEED Madagascar has been published in a leading scientific journal. In this week's blog post Marine Specialist Danick Trouwloon summarises the new paper.
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.
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.