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The SEED blog

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

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Sustainable Livelihoods

Deforestation & Beekeeping

By Rainie Schulte May 20, 2021

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?

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Sustainable Livelihoods

Sharks, insects, and crops: How fighting food insecurity benefits both communities and biodiversity

By Quinn M. Parker March 24, 2021

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.

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News

Solar for SEED

By Rebecca Dallimore March 19, 2021

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!

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Sustainable Livelihoods

A period of progress

By Polly Hedley & Quinn Parker March 8, 2021

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!

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Madagascar

A Community Led Approach to Disaster Mitigation in Southeast Madagascar

By Luke Capper December 20, 2020

You might be aware of the recent fire in the Ambinanikely commune and the work that SEED has done to help the community in it's recovery process. In this week's blog we reflect on the response to this disaster, why community empowerment is so important for recovery and how our organisational code of conduct plays an essential role even in times of emergency.