In Madagascar an old proverb says ‘education is the most beautiful heritage.’ 🌍 It is aligned with the new GCCA+ climate smart agriculture project, Manitatra 2, which introduces agro-ecology into the school programme. 🖍️
About 200 students from schools in Vakinankaratra province learn sustainable farming from an early age. As most of them are children of peasants, the project will have an influence on the agriculture methods used by their parents.
Local farmer Lalaina Eric Arthur Vonjisoa says he has learned a lot from the experimental plots planted by school students. “Even if it is uncultivated land, as soon as rain-fed rice has been planted and fertilised by mucuna, the harvest has been impressive.”
This practice, which is appropriated for the land of the region, is a solution to prevent soil degradation. 🌱
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