Radio programme: Agroforestry – Trees for sustainable agriculture

Radio programme: Agroforestry - Trees for sustainable agriculture

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As part of the YenKasa Africa radio initiative, we are thrilled to share this week’s feature, which delves into the vital topic of “Agroforestry – Trees for sustainable agriculture.” Read our feature to discover valuable insights and expert advice, and then listen to the recorded programme on the YenKasa Africa website in Madagascar’s local language, Malagasy. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and empower your agricultural practices. Happy reading and listening!

The programme, supported by Réseau SOA and PNFDDSA, aired on Radio Don Bosco and Radio Nationaly Malagasy in the local language (Malagasy), sparked crucial discussions on the benefits of integrating trees into agricultural systems to enhance productivity, promote biodiversity, and support environmental sustainability.

Bôndy is a Malagasy social enterprise founded in 2019. Bôndy’s vision is to transform Madagascar, the red island, into a green island. To achieve this, Bôndy designs and implements reforestation, agroforestry, landscape and ecosystem restoration projects and conducts awareness and education activities on climate change and sustainable agricultural practices. Additionally, Bôndy supports the development of local communities and sustainable agricultural sectors.

Bôndy is designing several pilot projects to obtain carbon certification as part of its activity expansion. The goal is to benefit from the financing mechanism linked to the voluntary carbon credit market to plant trees (agroforestry systems, mangroves) that sequester atmospheric carbon and combat climate change. Given the complexity of designing and implementing these projects, Bôndy partners with specialists, particularly those who support farmers and communities.

In this context, Bôndy and the SOA Network are launching their first pilot reforestation and agroforestry project in 2023, alongside farmers from three farmer organizations in the Analamanga region, FISOI, and Soa Mitsinjo. This project, which partly continues the Sanbonai and FFF projects led by the SOA Network and Afdi, aims to organize the production, distribution, planting, and monitoring of young forest and fruit tree seedlings. It also contributes to training and raising awareness among farmers about sustainable agricultural practices and climate change. Besides contributing to landscape restoration, this pilot project aims to test the relevance of the partnership between Bôndy and a farmer organization and to assess the possibility of developing a project that can receive carbon certification. If the project has positive results, similar projects could be designed and implemented in other regions of Madagascar with the support of other farmer organizations within the SOA Network.

The radio programme is a significant step towards educating and empowering farmers and the public about the benefits of integrating trees into agricultural systems. Bôndy is enhancing agricultural productivity and contributing to environmental sustainability and climate resilience by promoting agroforestry. Through continued collaboration and innovation, Bôndy and its partners are working towards a greener, more sustainable future for Madagascar and beyond.

Listen to the radio programme.

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Radio Nationaly Malagasy 

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