We work hand in hand with some of the poorest communities in Madagascar to identify their needs and work towards alleviating these - whether this be in healthcare, sanitation, nutrition, education or making a living.
In return these communities help us fulfil our long-term vision of replanting, protecting and working in a durable way with the forests of Madagascar, to care for the invaluable biodiversity that exists therein.
Conservation and development issues
Why is our approach different?
Feedback Madagascar is a Scottish-based charity created in 1995 that recognises the interrelationship between health, employment and education, and the effective, sustainable stewardship of the natural environment. A number of partners help us to maximise positive impacts within the communities where we work.
Feedback’s work in Madagascar is carried out through Ny Tanintsika
(Malagasy for ‘Our Land / Our Earth’) . Ny Tanintsika was created with the assistance of Feedback staff and friends in 2002 and functions as an independent NGO. Ny Tanintsika staff executes all our fieldwork and is led by Eugenie Raharisoa.
Ny Tanintsika works in different areas of development; economic, social and environmental. Projects are carried out in rural areas where the majority of the Malagasy population lives.
Meet our Team Members
We have been a Malagasy-centric organisation since 1993. We all speak Malagasy. Over 95% of our staff are Malagasy and live in Madagascar.
Our agents facilitate and promote projects in the communities that are their homes as well. On a day-to day basis they can assess challenges, constraints and opportunities, and thus priorities. i.e. the best route for the development journey. In different communities there will be different priorities.
Ultimately multi-sectorial conservation is an output of sustainable development. In other word it's all about people's behaviour. More often than not it is more productive (and less destructive) to work with people's ambitions, desires and dreams.
As a result we have improved the lives of thousands of Malagasy families by building schools, improving access to health services, setting up sustainable rural businesses and enabling access to clean water. At the same time we have helped establish 163,000 hectares of trees, improved agricultural techniques and empowered local communities with the stewardship of their land.