Solid scientific knowledge is required to develop and confirm management plans for Mangrove Ecosystem system. By working with Agamo and local institutions, we improve students' research capabilities on a variety of topics, while deepening our knowledge of the local Kivalo ecosystem. The mangrove monitoring program is an initiative to collect data on the condition of mangroves over the long term. this collected data will help the local management association, VOI Kivalo, to make rational management decisions and to assess past management activities, such as reforestation efforts.
Agamo and Kivalo Honko Soa are actively involved in educating the communities they work with, whether by organizing awareness days or introducing environmental classes into the curriculum of schools in the region. • Sensitization Among the awareness raising activities carried out, Kivalo Honko Soa has created a Cultural event during the annual tourist season and also during the International Mangrove Day, which highlights the importance of safeguarding this natural ecosystem for the communities that depend on its resources and of its ecosystem services. Along with members of village communities, representatives of NGOs, partner associations, government and the institutional sector are cordially invited to take part in the activities organized on that day. • Educate youth Kivalo Honko Soa attaches great importance not only to the education of young people living in rural areas, and in the area of the Agamo Ecotourim project has Climate Change Solution, but also to that of Guides and students living in Morondava who have much less interactions with mangroves and the natural environment in general. Since its inception, Kivalo Honko Soa has already hosted Student Groups who come to Mangily Village
Kivalo Honko Soa and WWF have worked in the past on setting up a blue carbon project to provide sustainable funding for conservation and development work. Mangroves store a large amount of carbon in their sediment layers, making them an ideal ecosystem for targeting carbon credit programs, including financial support from Norad Climate Change and SIDA Civil Society; intended for communities. This is because a payment for ecosystem services agreement benefits everyone involved, keeping mangroves protected and providing community members with another source of income.
With this in mind, Kivalo Honko Soa developed at the end of 2015, a strategy with our technical partner, WWF and Agamo, giving the responsibility for the preservation and maintenance of mangroves to members of the community through Ecotourism to ensure a future long and durable for the Base Communities.
Means of subsistence
Alternative livelihoods offer other sources of income that reduce human pressure on mangrove resources. develop a solid network of partners to market the products resulting from these alternative uses: the sale of honey and hand-woven products to neighboring hotels and on the international market; without forgetting the Algoculture developed a variety of activities likely to improve the resilience of certain groups (fishermen, farmers, families, individuals) which may be suitable for different socio-cultural and environmental contexts.
Le programme d'écotourisme d'Honko soutient actuellement 15 guides locaux qui ont été formés à l'écologie des mangroves pour les touristes internationaux. Le site écotouristique contribue à sensibiliser les visiteurs sur la conservation des mangroves et à leur ouvrir les yeux sur les problèmes globaux auxquels cet écosystème est confronté. Les guides locaux de Kivalo ont également commencé à se former sur l'identification des oiseaux et mènent des visites d'observation pour attirer les ornithologues amateurs qui connaissent déjà la forêt sèche épineuse environnante. Combinees avec des Randonnees Baobabs ; le Site est un Wildlife Sanctuary ce qui attire les Etudiants ou Chercheurs sur les Pirates et Oiseaux
the use of slow combustion cooking stoves (produced locally by ADES, the Association for the Development of Swiss Solar Energy - Madagascar), making it possible to reduce the overall consumption of firewood. And increased awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fuelwood consumption.
In addition to managing several beehives at the Kivalo site, several community members have been trained and who today own and continue to maintain beehives in their own homes.
Les femmes aussi ont recu une formation aux Services de Restauration base sur des Produits locaux et une Boutique Artisanale est en cours