Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar

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Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
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Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
Apr 15, 2021

Evaluating the effectiveness of reforestation

Villagers at Bary's tree nursery getting seedlings
Villagers at Bary's tree nursery getting seedlings

Evaluating the effectiveness of your programs’ impact is a challenge for everybody. Either as an external demand (often from funders) but also by the people implementing the programs themselves on the ground.

Our Zahana reforestation efforts have been ongoing for over a decade. With the launch of our improved cookstove workshops, we actually integrated reforestation as a core activity/condition. Communities commit to reforestation to qualify for an improved cookstove and bio-charcoal workshop in their village. (See our latest video How to build your own improved cookstove in rural Madagascar).

When we asked our local coordinator how the reforestation is working out - in real-world circumstances - he sent us back the photos included with this report. Basically: the proof is in the pictures.

In the photos you see a large amount of people surrounding our gardener Bary in his tree nursery next to the school. They came to get their seedlings to make good on their reforestation commitment. At the same time, you see bicycles doubling up as work horses to transport baby trees back to the village. It sure beats carrying trees on your head for miles.

Implementing one of the lessons learned from last year, our team will accompany the villagers back to their village and actively participate in their reforestation hands-on to make it as successful as possible.

Our head teacher keeping count of who got what
Our head teacher keeping count of who got what
Tree seedlings on their way back to be planted
Tree seedlings on their way back to be planted
Getting the seedlings ready for the bicycle trip
Getting the seedlings ready for the bicycle trip
Checking out the option and taking notes
Checking out the option and taking notes
Bicyles as transportation devices for seedlings
Bicyles as transportation devices for seedlings

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Zahana

Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
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Markus Faigle
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Markus Faigle
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Honolulu, HI United States

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