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.
The SEED blog
Talking about sustainable environment, education and development in southeast Madagascar. New articles every week from our team!
On World Environment Day, we take a look at how the current global crisis has created an opportunity for national staff to take over responsibility for the monitoring of Project Ala's corridors and forest fragments.
This Menstrual Hygiene Day, we reflect on SEED’s efforts to support menstrual hygiene management, and in particular our use of education to promote better hygiene practices and empower women and girls with knowledge of their bodies and rights.
Project Safidy has recently undertaken research into the important ongoing role of parents in sexual and reproductive health and rights education. Find out more in this 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.
Project Development Officer for Community Health, Kirsty Solomons, looks at the various health and WASH projects SEED is carrying out in Madagascar, the challenges, and successes.
Read about how SEED is adapting to the pandemic and the creative solutions our rural WASH team has come up with to spread awareness of hygiene and virus spread prevention.
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.
Project Development Officer Emma Irving summarises the progress made on our forest corridors initiative, Project Ala, in it's first year, and how the Coronavirus crisis is likely to affect it in the coming months.
Announcing our partnership with UNICEF to promote safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across the whole of Anosy region in 2020, SEED's biggest project yet.