Food For Forests is a new project currently launching a pilot study to discover whether aquaponic farms might have a long-term role in saving the unique and beautiful rainforests of Madagascar. If the project can self-sustain, it will offer a new way for conservation groups to generate funds for themselves, while also meeting the needs of local people, in a way which should prevent further damage to the environment.
In order to do all these things, we hope by the end of this project to generate a report that, with several harvest's data, will show what crops we can produce and how quickly. If we can produce enough food that the farm is worth the cost of construction, we can justify building more farms.
We want to build the farm in the region of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This park is not only home to a massive range of frogs and reptiles, it is home to the largest lemur in Madagascar, the Indri. It is an area with a rapidly increasing population, yet still struggling with many of the problems seen across Madagascar: hunger, deforestation and poaching. We've chosen Madagascar because it is home not only a huge range of species, with more being found every year, but also because 97% of those species are found nowhere else on Earth, and are thus at increased risk of extinction.
After construction, we will gather enough harvests for a reliable average of yields. This way we can be sure of our strengths and weaknesses and plan our next moves appropriately. If you'd like to find out more about our project and our goals, please look at our website here: http://www.foodforforests.co.uk/
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