TALAKY - Forests conservation and valorization, Agriculture intensification and ecological diversification, Sustainable concerted development

September 2018
August 2021
Project cost
3,5 M€
Role in the project




Agriculture Spatial Planning Biodiversity Climate IWRM REDD+


Coffee Rice

Main goals

In line with the previous two phases of the PHCF, Talaky's goal is to contribute to the preservation of natural forest ecosystems and the improvement of the living conditions of the populations bordering these forests

Specific objectives

• Strengthen conservation activities by continuing the process of creating the Beampingaratsy New Protected Area (NAP)
• Develop sustainable alternatives to the exploitation of forest resources to meet the needs of the people
• Strengthen the positioning of local authorities as a key player in the control of spatial planning
• Educate a larger program with the Green Climate Fund. The future program aims at a comprehensive approach to the development of the Anosy Region


Local populations
National Coordination Office (BNC) REDD + of Madagascar


R1. 6 communal forest monitoring systems are operational, Management Plans (PAG) and Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) are drafted, REDD + benefits monitoring is carried out, An early warning system for deforestation is put in place
R2. Local communities are supported in the development and enhancement of watersheds and are supported in agro-ecological intensification and agricultural diversification / promotion of income-generating activities
R3. The communes are supported in the participatory realization of their SAC and for the improvement of the control of their land


A1. Implementation of a development and management plan for the new protected area created in February 2018, as well as a monitoring system for activities (agricultural or otherwise) and early warning based on drone-type technologies; This approach is complemented by a monitoring of the reduction of emissions related to the REDD BNC
A2. Update of existing management and management schemes, rehabilitation and development of rice-growing areas, consolidation and extension of sensitive areas, afforestation activities upstream of watersheds (erosion control); At the farm level, the project aims to promote an intensification of agro-ecological practices (agroforestry, water control, fertilization by off-season cultivation) and promising sectors (coffee, pink berry, cloves, beekeeping)
A3. Support to municipalities in the area, according to their institutional maturity, to develop, validate and implement a municipal development plan (SAC), document that provides a vision of municipal development in the medium term, considers the activities to be carried out and infrastructure to build to achieve it. In a third stage, the project will support the communal management of the forest massif, with the establishment and mobilization of eco-guards (communal brigades)
A4. Ensure the preparation of a more ambitious project that would be presented to the Green Climate Fund; The future program aims at a comprehensive approach to the development of the Anosy Region

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+ / Madagascar

Sébastien Wohlhauser

Graduated in Botany and Tropical Ecology (Universities of Geneva & Neuchâtel) but also in GIS and Database Management (University of Bern) and Forest carbon inventory & Accounting techniques…

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Administrative and Financial Manager / Madagascar

Léa Rakotoson

Project Officer

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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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

Land Management Supervisor / Forest & REDD + / Madagascar

Lahitsiory Tsohara

Postgraduate degree in Public Business Law at the University of Antananarivo and a Master's degree in Social Work and Local Development at the Higher Institute of Social Work Antananarivo. He provides support to local communities through land management in the implementation of Talaky Project actions in intervention areas

Territory Planning Supervisor / Forest & REDD + / Madagascar

Tojonirina Nambinina Randriarisoa

Holder of a Master 2 in Rural Land and Land Management, of the Polytechnic School of Antananarivo and a master's degree in Mathematics Computer Science, from the Faculty of Sciences Fianarantsoa, he brings all his expertise on the Land Management activities and also supports local authorities in the implementation of local planning schemes

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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Project Manager

Clovis Grinand

PhD in "Information Systems for the Localized Management of the Territories", from AgroParisTech, Engref and SupAgro, he is expert in remote sensing, pedology, forestry, agronomy, geomophology and modeling on projects related to forestry and agriculture, development of innovative tools, scientific publications, impact measurement studies

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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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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Project officer / Agriculture & Market / Madagascar

Jessica Fournier

Graduate Engineer Agronomist specialized in tropical production and Development of the Territories of the Higher Institute of Agriculture - ISARA-Lyon, she brings her expertise on the development of agricultural sectors in the south of Madagascar and intervenes on projects of management of the natural resources and territorial development

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Technicien Forêt-Cogestion

Rémi Jean Solo Rembia

Technicien Forêt-Cogestion

Anicet Herman

Technicien Aménagement Territorial

Managnasy Laha Razafindravala

Technicien Forêt-Cogestion

Niry Briand Rakotoariony Lahinirina

Technicien Forêt-Cogestion

William Mampandry

Administration-Finance Manager / Madagascar

Jocelyne Rasolonirina

Holder of a Master's degree in Management, Finance and Accounting option from University of Toliara, Jocelyne has ten years of experience as Administrative and Financial Assistant, acquired mainly from CARE International in the Anosy region. Jocelyne brings her rigor and practical sense to Project TALAKY.