CARBOMADA - Support for the implementation of a reforestation and carbon offset program in the New Protected Area of Loky Manambato in Madagascar

March 2018
December 2038
Project cost
34 000 €
Role in the project
Reforestation & carbon expert




Agriculture Agroforestry Bioenergy Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest REDD+


Timber Wood energy



Main goals

The New Protected Area of Loky Manambato in Sava region, North-East Madagascar, has been managed by the NGO Fanamby since 1997. Fanamby has been implementing conservation projects, development of cash crops and reforestation for many years in this NPA. The purpose of this project is to help the association carrying out a reforestation of 214 hectares that especially allows the valuation of sequestered carbon

Specific objectives

SO1. Technical assistance for reforestation, maintenance and training of NAP rangers, also providing direct support to communities for 214 hectares of reforestation with different, exotic or indigenous species
SO2. Support on the valorization and accounting the carbon of the project over 20 years


  • 4 rural communities (Daraina, Maromokotra, Ampisikiana, Nosy Be)
  • 19 traditional villages called fokontany in the Vohemar district
  • the Fanamby association

Map of the ecoregions location in the NPA Loky Manambato


R1. Increased productivity from the forest and therefore incomes for local communities
R2. Reduction of anthropic pressure on natural forests through the development of cash crops (fruit trees) and timber production (acacia and eucalyptus)
R3. Restoration of the mangrove ecosystem improving marine and fishing biodiversity
R4. Potential carbon compensation of the sponsor company estimated at 85,646 tCO²eq over 20 years, or 4,282 tCO²eq/year with third party data 3 (IPCC), generating (at a price of 6.5 €/tCO²eq), 205,747 € (deducted project costs)


A1. Identification, approval and support for the reforestation of mangroves with endemic and exotic plants in collaboration with local communities
A2. Identification, approval and support for reforestation of dry land areas
A3. Seed collection, purchase of indigenous or exotic plants and supervision of nurserymen
A4. Expertise in tree nursery cultivation, transportation and planting techniques in the identified areas
A5. Installation and maintenance of firewalls
A6. Maintenance, monitoring of plantings and replanting
A7. Training rangers in reforestation and follow-up
A8. Follow-up of KPI and carbon each 5 years
A9. Carbon valorization with the elaboration of the carbon project document
A10. Field verification through inventories and coordination surveys with sponsors

Location of the various plantations area per hectare for the 2015-2024 period

Related people

Country representative in Madagascar

Tovondriaka Rakotobe

With a degree in science - coupled with a background in administration and environmental economics - he has over twenty-five years of experience in sustainable development in a variety of fields: protected areas management, environmental management (planning, information system, environmental impact assessments), quality management at the National Office for the Environment, natural resource management, carbone finance

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Project Manager / Forest & REDD + / France

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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Matthieu Tiberghien

Holder of a Master's degree in Management from the Paris-Dauphine University and a Master in "Social Policies and Planning in developing Countries" from the London School of Economics, he brings his expertise in project building and project management in renewable energy, REDD+, technical engineering, economic and financial due diligence, business development, strategic partnerships, fundraising and human ressources management

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Project Manager / Forest & REDD+ / Madagascar

Ny Avy Andriamisaina

Forestry engineer, specialized on "Ecosystem and Biodiversity" and graduated from ESSA (Madagascar), she joined the team with her skills in biodiversity conservation, forest management and natural resources management. With her experience in assessing threats to protected areas, TNRM (Transfer of Natural Resources Management) and community support in conservation, she contributes to the implementation of different projects.