Fanamby is a non profit organization created in 1997 to ensure sustainable management of harmonious protected landscapes and seascapes in Madagascar, with and for local communities.
Fanamby is a pioneer in promoting nature-based businesses such as tourism and high-value agricultural products to ensure biodiversity conservation.
A decade ago, Fanamby helped set up a farmer cooperative called Sahanala. The social enterprise, owned by over 7 500 Malagasy farmers is now a major player in the island nation’s booming vanilla trade, brokering sales to major international buyers seeking full traceability in their supply chain.
Connecting international buyers to local farmer groups can increase farmer returns dramatically, improve the soil quality through responsible farming production and reduce pressure on forests from local people engaged in more marginal agricultural or slash-and-burn farming techniques.
Fanamby is also establishing an objective of restoring forest coverage and ensure patrols within protected areas for the health of the biotopes.
- multidisciplinary team of 110 full time staff
- close collaboration with 550 local communities for ecological monitoring
- 10 local fire committees to monitor wildfire in Menabe
- managing over 570.000 hectares of harmonious protected landscapes / 5 out of the 129 protected areas in Madagascar
- working within six regions all around the island