MINIFORET - Feasibility study for the definition and establishment of a mini forest for UEBT in Madagascar

December 2021
December 2022
Role in the project
Forest and biodiversity expertise




Biodiversity Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest Remote sensing

Main goals

Feasibility study and the establishment of a mini-forest in Ankarahara, Ambohibary Commune, Alaotra Mangoro Region as part of the BioInnovation Africa project

Specific objectives

SO1. Study of ecological conditions, definition of technical parameters for the establishment of the mini-forest and the species to be established in the new forest
SO2. Analyze the social context at the scale of Fokontany and its surroundings in order to identify the parameters to be taken into account to identify a socially acceptable area
SO3. Finalize the location of potential areas and their advantages and disadvantages, both in human, social and environmental terms, allowing a choice to be validated
SO4. Propose a dimensioned methodology, a development and management plan for the mini-forest and carry out its implementation
SO5. Make a forecast of future positive and negative environmental impacts, but also on the economic or social level

Related people

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.

GIS and Remote Sensing Project Manager

Fety Abel Rakotomalala

Currently a PhD student, he holds a DEA of Physics, specialised in "geophysics, remote sensing and GIS" from the Faculty of Sciences of Antananarivo in Madagascar (IOGA). He brings his expertise to the impacts of deforestation, above-ground biomass mapping and scenario development of carbon emissions

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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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Operations Coordinator / Agriculture and Forests / Madagascar

Tsoa Andrianamenosoa Rakotondrasoa Miaratiana

Engineer in Agricultural Sciences (University of Antananarivo), holder of a Master 2 in Land Planning and Management of Tropical Ecosystems (University of Lomé) and a Master 2 in Agroecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change. Tsoa is in charge of the technical coordination, monitoring and activities implementation of the Talaky Project's in the intervention areas