The project we were working on was the Programme Holistique pour Conservation des Forêts (PHCF). It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing deforestation and forest degradation in Madagascar, by, among other ways, improving livelihoods of local communities wwf.panda.org/fr/wwf_action_zones/madagascar_nature/programme_holistique/
The PHCF has following main objectives: sensibilisation, alternatives for slash and burn, natural resources management transfer, reforestation and restoration and the creation of new protected areas. Our activities were based on these objectives. Our activities were based on working with COBAs (« communauté de base », villager communities) which are divided in many groups and we worked on growing vegetables, fish breading, intensive rice systems, rabbit breading, duck breading and bee keeping. In each COBA we visited, we gave advices about techniques and management, verified the report books and helped them with filling it in. Our activities of reforestation were mainly based on working in tree nursery, pruning trees and visiting reforestation areas. We also showed different videos including videos on climate change, pollution and conservation and development.