National workshop on the 2020–2021 reforestation campaign. March 18–19, 2020 in Antananarivo

Over the last decade, Madagascar has lost 90,000 hectares of its forests each year with an average deforestation rate of 1.4% at the national level. The main causes are the extension of the agricultural area, mining, the practice of burning crops, and the exploitation of wood.

To tackle these issues, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in partnership with USAID Hay Tao launched on 18 and 19 March a national workshop to disseminate guidelines and strategies on the implementation of the 2020–2021 reforestation campaign. The workshop was led by the Minister Dr Vahinala Raharinirina and the Director in charge of the environment at USAID, Agathe Sector, and were also attended by Forest4climate&People team members.

Reference framework on reforestation were handed in to the Regional Directorate of the Environment (DREDD), the Inter-Regional Directorate of the Environment (DIREDD) and the technical and financial partners: the “Plan Directeur Forestier National” (PDFN); the “Directives Nationales des Actions de Reboisement” (DNAR) and, some practical reforestation guidelines developed for Madagascar’s four ecoregions, in collaboration with USAID: wet, arid and semi-arid, dry and mangrove. These documents will serve as technical and strategic guidance for reforestation planning.

Publication date: 20 March 2020