Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, yet it is also the world's poorest country (World Bank, 2018), with 78% of its 25 million population living on less than $1.90 a day. With extremely limited livelihoods options, unsustainable farming practices and massive population growth, the unique forests continue to recede with an estimated 90% of forest already lost.
Partnering with uniquely positioned organisations, such as SEED, has a growing power to truly make a positive, measurable impact. You can create numerous benefits for your organisation and work force.
Madagascar is the poorest country in the WorldWorld Bank report, 2018
At SEED we work with businesses who want to deliver positive change in a reliable, transparent and sustainable way. By partnering with SEED, your aspirations for positive change can become a reality in one of the poorest and most climate-threatened nations in the world, contributing directly to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and your CSR agenda.
Why work with us?
Based in the coastal town of Fort Dauphin, for the last 20 years we have implemented sustainable development and conservation projects across varying contexts, landscapes and ecosystems of the world’s 4th largest island, Madagascar. We have developed trust, established partnerships, and gained unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the needs of regional communities and ecosystems along the way; we have a proven track record having worked in close partnership with the likes of international governments, global charities and organisations such as Big Lottery, Defra, Comic Relief, UCL and the Natural History Museum.
We have a team of over 80 people in our busy Fort Dauphin office, which means we have people on the ground, seeing, doing, and reporting on what’s being done on a weekly basis. The vast majority of our staff in-country are Malagasy, which gives us a stronger connection to the communities and authorities that we work with. Thanks to our focus on monitoring, evaluation and learning we also have a thorough understanding of the long-term impacts of our projects.