USAID In Action | Madagascar

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Last updated: August 19, 2022

February 1, 2022

By 2050 there could be 10 billion human mouths to feed. Eating insects could help solve the global food-supply problem.

January 28, 2022

In July 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) banded together with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and other companies in the private sector including the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), Madecasse-Beyond Good Chocolate (M-BG), Guittard Chocolate, Akesson Organics and the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund (HCP), with goals to improve local incomes and livelihoods, raise global awareness about Madagascar’s high quality heirloom chocolate, and have a positive environmental impact.

December 2, 2021

From colorfully patterned radiated tortoises to sea cucumbers, Madagascar’s wildlife ranks among some of the most poached on the planet, with much of the island’s plundered natural resources headed for China. A new program launched in October by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to undermine illegal wildlife trafficking and the corruption that helps it flourish.

November 15, 2021

For over two decades Amiko Philberte has helped people in her community access family planning services and lead healthier lives, first as a radio host, and later, as a peer educator and journalist. Recently, her reporting for Radio Antsivabe has focused on the rights provided to Madagascar’s women and girls under a revised national family planning and reproductive health law.

October 26, 2021

Meet Jean Claude Tafita (pictured clapping), a vanilla farmer and President of the Mahavelona Cooperative from Anjialavabe in the Sava Region of Madagascar—a coastal area where much of the world’s natural vanilla is sourced. Unfortunately, like many regions in Madagascar, Sava is currently grappling with deforestation and the negative effects of climate change. Despite these hardships, Tafita, along with hundreds of vanilla cooperative members and the local community, recently had a big reason to celebrate.