Gender-Focused Economic Models of Climate Resilience in Madagascar

Authored by: Ambinintsoa Noasilalaonomenjanahary and Voahangy Ramaromisa

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, COVID-19, Economic Participation, Human Development
Country: Madagascar
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2020
Citation: Noasilalaonomenjanahary, Ambinintsoa and Voahangy Ramaromisa. "Gender-Focused Economic Models of Climate Resilience in Madagascar." International Institute for Environment and Development. November 2020.

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Executive Summary

The PNFDSA of Madagascar has taken supportive steps to make women members resilient to climate change and natural disasters, by building their capacities on Climate Change (CC), climate smart agriculture, food security within integrated family farming, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) many of which concern the needs of women, such as : SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. The PNFDDSA has carried out these capacity building activities in the 9 Regions of Madagascar where our Regional Offices have been set up.

In this report, we present MANARIVO AB as a company case study of how economic models can improve climate resilience in Madagascar. MANARIVO AB has successfully improved the resilience of its forest and farm producers in the Bongolava and Analamanga Regions. It has achieved this by building their capacity to understand climate change threats, develop a series of climate change mitigation options and climate change adaptation options that can be achieved through climate smart agriculture, but also using fire breaks to fight bushfires, rainfall management techniques and an emergency plan on rainwater management to improve water availability, plus following the Malagasy state’s health emergency plans.