Farming native species in recovering habitats
Empowering local populations and utilizing cultural expertise
Intercropping food crops for better nutrition and income generation
Recovering degraded pastures
Creating new livelihoods with existing resources such as wild silk
Securing local and foreign
Helping rural farmers access better health, nutrition and education
Enabling local populations to experience the value in conservation
Investing in additional sources of protein
Improving soil structure
How CPALI Works...
Designing a mutually beneficial way to work with nature:
CPALI is founded on the principle that local populations are the key to sustainable conservation. In each new site, CPALI’s local partners develop new livelihoods through the cultivation of native resources. Local staff engage in research, organize cooperative networks and develop products that enable rural farmers to derive income through conservation.
Local Lead Farmers
Local CPALI Staff
CPALI International Support
Expanding to new communities is accomplished when local lead farmers take the initiative to contact CPALI. After visiting the CPALI team's headquarters in Madagascar, a meeting is arranged in the farmer's village. Each farmer working with our program receives:
Equipment on "loan-to-own" basis
Connections to local and foreign markets
All members are considered part of the CPALI community.