Fanamby Association


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.  

Our Work

Fanamby is a pioneer in promoting nature-based businesses, such as tourism and high-value agriculture 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 nation’s booming vanilla trade, brokering sales to major international buyers seeking full traceability in their supply chain.
Fanamby is also restoring forest coverage and ensuring patrols within protected areas for the health of the biotopes.

Some Facts

  • Fanamby is a multidisciplinary team comprised of 110 full-time staff.
  • The organization maintains a close collaboration with 550 local communities for ecological monitoring.
  • They support 10 local fire committees that monitor wildfire in Menabe.
  • The team manages over 570,000 hectares of harmonious protected landscapes in six regions around the island. Fanamby has a presence in 5 out of the 129 protected areas in Madagascar.