Christmas Appeal 2022: Improving the resilience of communities in the southeast

Christmas Appeal 2022: Improving the resilience of communities in the southeast

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  • £130K Target
  • £53.1K Raised
  • 211 Donors
  • 5 Fundraisers
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Food Insecurity in Madagascar

Since early 2021 Madagascar has been experiencing extreme food shortages and rising prices caused by the economic impact of COVID-19, pest outbreaks, and the worst drought recorded since 1981. The southeast is particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, with 1.5 million people in the region, approximately half of the population, unable to find enough food to eat.

Food Insecurity in Madagascar

Since early 2021 Madagascar has been experiencing extreme food shortages and rising prices caused by the economic impact of COVID-19, pest outbreaks, and the worst drought recorded since 1981. The southeast is particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, with 1.5 million people in the region, approximately half of the population, unable to find enough food to eat.

Short-Term Response

SEED Madagascar has been responding to this crisis through the implementation of an Emergency Food Distribution Programme which has been running for the last 18 months. This programme has been facilitating food distribution across rural healthcare centres, to provide for a number of villages in the region, providing basic food supplies and specialist treatment for children with malnutrition.

With the crisis worsening, our Christmas Appeal this year is seeking support for a combination of projects: continued short-term Emergency Food Distribution for the January - April 2023 period, and building on a longer-term Recovery & Resilience Programme.

Longer-Term Recovery and Resilience

Longer-term recovery and resilience will be critical in the coming months as communities move towards recovery. SEED’s sustainable livelihoods programme enables people in food-insecure communities to increase their financial resilience through income-generating activities.

For example, Project Renitantely, a rural beekeeping project will enable rural communities to generate additional household income from selling artisanal honey. Through training, beekeepers are learning how to grow bee colonies, establish routes to market and manage incomes. The project will also aid the conservation of the native Madagascar honeybee which is currently threatened by habitat loss.

Project Mahampy, builds on the traditional women’s livelihood of reed weaving. Through product diversification training and education sessions on financial literacy and business skills, women are able to generate supplementary income for their households, even enabling them to save for tougher periods of the year.

The programme also includes our edible insect farming initiative Project Sakondry, the sustainable lobster fishing programme, Oratsimba, and supports the Stitch Sainte Luce women’s embroidery project.

Please help us to improve the immediate health and longer-term resilience of the food-insecure communities in Madagascar. Your generosity will be felt by many.

 

Donation Details

For single donations, you’ll receive:

  • a certificate of your gift; and
  • an optional subscription to a regular newsletter to keep you informed on SEED’s work (you can opt out at any point).

For monthly donations of £10 a month, you’ll receive:

  • a hand-embroidered Stitch Sainte Luce bracelet;
  • a certificate of your gift; and
  • an optional subscription to a regular newsletter to keep you informed on SEED’s work (you can opt out at any point).

For single donations over £100 or monthly donations of £25 or over, you’ll receive:

  • a jar of Project Renitantely honey*;
  • a certificate of your gift;
  • a SEED Madagascar postcard; and
  • an optional subscription to a regular newsletter to keep you informed on SEED’s work (you can opt out at any point).

For single donations over £200 or monthly donations of £50 or over, you’ll receive:

  • A jar of Project Renitantely honey*;
  • a Stitch island of Madagascar wall-hanging;
  • a certificate of your gift; and
  • an optional subscription to a regular newsletter to keep you informed on SEED’s work (you can opt out at any point).

*Renitantely honey pots delivered in early 2023 after the honey harvest. 

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