Briand Noël Ranarimanga

Field agent.
Born in 1956 à Farafangana, Briand grew up in Ivohibe and never really left the region.

“When I was a child, the forest was surrounding the village and I could observe many animals,” he recalls.  

After some time spent in the Ministry of Agriculture to popularize farming techniques and knowledge, he wanted to work for WWF. 

“I had the opportunity to participate in a WWF workshop on natural resources management and it really inspired me,” he says. “I wanted to contribute to conservation, in particular here in my region.”

Meeting and advising
He particularly likes meeting with farmers and share with them his knowledge, advice and commitment.

“I believe that farmers have well received our sensitization activities,” he adds. “The most positive sign of this is that they start to diversify their activities. For example, you can see more subsistence agriculture and reforestation than before. They also tend to create associations, which simplify our work with them.”

	© Olivier van Bogaert
Briand Noël Ranarimanga
© Olivier van Bogaert

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