CPALI works closely with with the Malagasy NGO, "Sehatry ny Mpamokatra Landy Ifotony, Madagascar" (Association of Wild Silk Producers) or SEPALI Madagascar. Mamy Ratsimbazafy, CPALI’s local director, founded SEPALI Madagascar in 2009 and manages a staff of 6 workers and one Peace Corps Volunteer. Together, the SEPALI staff maintain a demonstration site and travel to 13 different communities to work with farmers. Artisans are trained at the SEPALI demonstration site to sew an innovative, patent-pending, non-spun textile.
Find out how farmers are raising wild silkworms and producing silk in the rainforest.
Find out how self-organized women’s groups are earning money with the CPALI program.
Find out how farmers are planting trees and restoring degraded pastures.