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


Planning for long term conservation: developing SEED’s Conservation Programme

By Eve Englefield August 28, 2020

Conserving biodiversity and following to a long term strategy can be difficult, with projects typically only funded for a few years. SEED's Environment team has recently been developing our broad Conservation Programme, examining the effectiveness of our work to date, and looking ahead to the next 20 years.

Community Health

COVID-19 in rural Madagascar

By Lisa Bass & Paula Amour August 12, 2020

Chance conversations with SEED's construction team building a school in the rural community of Mananara II lead to a surprising discovery about just how isolated it is, and what we need to do to help.


A Day in the Field: Rural WASH Team

By Kirsty Solomons July 24, 2020

SEED's Rural WASH Team are currently working in over 1,200 villages across three districts of the Anosy region in Madagascar. In this week's blog post we interview five team members to find out how the work is going and what a typical day for them is like.


Contactless Handwashing at SEED

By Kirsty Solomons July 17, 2020

Lomba, SEED’s head of construction, has sparked the development of contactless handwashing facilities at the SEED office using innovative methods and materials. Read more about how the prototype developed in this week's blog.

Sustainable Livelihoods

Interviews with leaders of the Weavers’ Cooperative

By Joe Caspersz-Loney July 6, 2020

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.