Participatory research to support sustainable land management on the Mahafaly Plateau in South-western Madagascar

Research question       How to reconcile biodiversity conservation and the maintenance and enhancement of ecosystem services/ functions with economic land management?


Non-sustainable land-use, climatic insecurities, overexploitation of natural resources, low economic development
IndicatorsForest fragmentation, endangered endemic animal and plant species, recurrent droughts and floods, soil erosion, loss of arable land, decreasing living standard of local people
Production systemsSmall scale agronomy (crops and fruits), animal husbandry and forestry)
Measures Participatory development of tools and strategies for a sustainable land management
Study sitesMahafaly Plateau sub-region in south-western Madagascar
Area7.500 km²
DurationJanuary 2011 to December 2015
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