Madagascar has suffered for years from heedless deforestation and massive exploitation of mineral resources. This has put many endemic plant and animal species at risk of extinction, with huge damage to the biodiversity on one of the world’s largest islands.

In Madagaskar, the Naturefund organisation works to reconstruct the forests using dynamic agroforestation techniques that combine agriculture and afforestation to create “edible forests”. This way, local farmers get the chance to cultivate indigenous herbs and spices organically – such as the renowned Madagascar vanilla. At the same time, the natural habitat for numerous animals auch as the famous lemurs is safeguarded and protected.



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