"It makes me happy to see Madagascar move forward and to see people from abroad taking an interest in our development. Things that had no use to us here before now have meaning. The work of SEPALI has blossomed in this community." - Trozona, Village Elder and honorary CPALI member since 2009
CPALI Farmers send their kids to school with their own resources.
Subsistence farmers in NE Madagascar live on less than $1 a day. Ways to earn income are few. Farmers are busy.
CPALI designed a supplementary livelihood that can help: Wild Silk Production. Farmers are already seeing a difference.
With just three months of silk production, our farmers can earn enough added income to send a child to school for a year.
After starting out with a pilot group of 12 farmers in 2009, CPALI has grown to 300 and nearly doubles its numbers every year.
Once a member, CPALI provides training and support for all farmers and helps them market their products abroad.
CPALI works with local lead farmers in 15 communities to set up support networks. Women organize themselves to weave baskets and produce textiles, breeders support each other to produce cocoons and plant trees.
Our local Malagasy staff works hand in hand with farmers to design innovative approaches that improve farmers' work and enhance their profits.
CPALI is currently working with 12 farmers' groups in 15 different communities near the Makira Protected Area and Masoala National Park in NE Madagascar.
This is a picture of just 3000 trees.
CPALI FARMERS HAVE PLANTED OVER 30,000 trees.
Local people. Native trees. Natural Products. Money for Farmers.
Education for kids.