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Sustainable development



Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their. Need to find a balance between our needs and limitations of our environment.

Tree climbing is a very good tool for sustainable development projects in forest places.

The tropical forests of our planet are critically endangered and Madagascar is no exception to this phenomenon. Historically, tropical forest conservation tests did not work. In many areas, it has made forests prohibited access, in the reserves or parks and excluding local populations of the conservation process, expelling the humans of these forests. This method does not work. On the other hand, development projects in management of forests by local communities and sustainable use of natural resources have much better results.

Tree climbing is a great tool for the realization of such projects, because in fact, in this type of forest, about 60 to 70% of the biodiversity and therefore of wealth are in the canopy, at the tops of the trees.
Mad' tree is so invested in projects of conservation and valorization of Malagasy forests through the establishment of income for local people.


-Project COGESFOR (pilot for local management and valorization of biodiversity)

The empowerment of local communities to the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources is the main axis of work...
Mad' trees occurred within this project on the establishment of a sustainable production chain of Ravensara Aromatica essential oils by peasants, in order to increase the income of local people while involving them in the conservation of their environment.
Ravensara Aromatica is an emerging tree of natural forests of the coast is Malagasy. Its operation for the production of essential oil from the distillation of leaves is a very interesting opportunity for didy local populations, their forest having not yet been affected by the heavy fishing of this species by felling trees, which has started since the 1990s.

The problem of this project was the access to these sheets (located at 20, 25 m high), implementing database in place of a rational and sustainable exploitation. Previously, the method of collection of leaves was the felling of the tree. We have therefore been asked to set up a training destined for local farmers, to enable them to access the Ravensara Crown without damaging and so to be able to collect the leaves in a sustainable manner. The Beal company has when it donated the equipment to equip future climbers

The first training session took place in 2009 and allowed a rational exploitation of Ravensara Aromatica in 10 days, form 6 climbers of the three sites where it is implemented. To the success of this training, the good appropriation of technology by the peasants and the success of the first litres of essential oil production, a second training took place in 2011 to expand the team of climbers gatherers and thus ensure regular production. These farmers have quickly understood the interest of picking the leaves at the top and not cut down the tree and loved these moments spent there, in this universe of greenery. They have become good conservatives their forest.

For more information about this project, visit http://www.cogesformada.org/" target=?_blank



-Project of local development in the municipality of Andasibe

Andasibe and its beautiful forest is the first site where framed in tree climbing has been practiced by our association. Lionel, founder of Mad' trees met the association Mitsinjo
Project was forming a local team of climbers supervisors in the trees, in order to participate in the development of the municipality and to provide an important tool for the enhancement and protection of this forest.
We have trained 6 local people in collaboration with the association Mitsinjo and accompanied them in the implementation of the activity for 5 years. These climbers are now experienced and have become protective of their forests. They are currently developing their own structure.



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