Husband and wife posing in front of garden

Postcard from the Field: Protecting the Environment as a Family Business

By Climatelinks

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. 

Postcards from the field features submissions to the Climatelinks photo gallery. This photo was submitted to the “Planning a food-secure future” category of the 2019 Climatelinks photo contest. The Climatelinks community is encouraged to submit new photos to the gallery through this submission form.

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Forestry, Sustainable Land Management, Natural Resource Management, Self-Reliance, Sustainable Landscapes



Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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