Lychee, Coffee, Cocoa, Ravensara, Cannelle, and Bamboo Reforestation Program in Kianjavato, Madagascar: Balancing Local Commercial Crop Tier Entrepreneurship with Lemur Conservation

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 Since 2010, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership’s reforestation efforts have planted nearly 900,000 trees, representing over 100 endemic tree species in Kianjavato, southeastern Madagascar. As part of a pilot project, we aim to augment the commercial crop or non-timber tier of the reforestation program by focusing on six commercial crops, Lychee, Bamboo, Coffee, Cocoa, Ravensara, and Cannelle. By creating local entrepreneur opportunities linked to ecotourism, we intend to create an economically balanced and sustainable program.

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Geographic Region: 
  • Africa
  • Madagascar