Postcard from the Field: Protecting the Environment as a Family Business
Jean Bruno, nursery agent, and his wife work at their tree nursery in Sahambavy, Fianarantsoa, Centra Madagascar.
In Madagascar, where bush fire and slash hand-burn agriculture are a common practice, reforestation is crucial. The ASOTRY project, implemented by ADRA and funded by USAID/FFP, restores forests through reforestation activities. ASOTRY means “harvest” in a local dialect of Malagasy, and the project has three components, including increased nutrition, improved agricultural production, and improved infrastructure and natural resource management. The project contributes to mitigating global warming by planting trees, which then soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.