We work hand in hand with some of the poorest communities in Madagascar to improve their lives and their environment.
By addressing peoples' primary needs ( health, sanitation, agriculture) we allow them to focus on longer-term challenges (education, legal tenure, livelihoods), clearing a path to the creation of sustainable livelihoods and better environmental stewardship. In the process we not only save lives and improve community health, food security, education and prosperity, we also encourage and enable people to look after the forests on which they depend. So far we have helped them to protect over 164,000 hectares of forest, fauna and flora.
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Feedback Madagascar contributes to sustainable development goals by exploiting the many connections
between primary needs and long-term conservation.
Where we work
After Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo, Madagascar is the fourth largest island on Earth. It broke off from the African continent 160 million years ago, and humans arrived just 2000 years ago. 95 percent of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89 percent of its plants, and 92 percent of its mammals exist nowhere else on Earth.
Excluding active war zones, Madagascar is the poorest state in the world. 21 million people live here, and 9 out of 10 people live on less than $2 per day. A quarter of children are out of school. Half of the children under five suffer chronic malnutrition, the fourth highest rate in the world. Slash and burn agriculture and soil erosion have turned the island red and endangered huge numbers of animals and plants.
Feedback Madagascar concentrates its efforts around the remaining forests of southern central Madagascar, inhabited by the most remote and poorest Malagasy communities. Our head office is in Antananarivo and we have regional offices in Fianarantsoa and Ambositra. Further south, we work in rural communes on both the east and west sides of the rainforest corridor which runs down the eastern side of the island, in the districts of Ambalavao (Haute Matsiatra), Ikongo (Vatovavy Fitovinany) and Vondrozo (Atsimo Atsinanana).
Why we are different