The magnificent baobab trees of Madagascar make a number of important contributions to livelihoods and we aim to make this sustainable and equitable whilst also promoting the recovery of degraded baobab forests.
Madagascar's baobabs are subject to both consumptive and non-consumptive use by people. For example, products from different species of baobabs are harvested by people and used to make juice, rope, roofing, baskets, soap, honey and cosmetics. In addition to this, these enigmatic trees are frequently used to promote Madagascar and regularly feature on websites (e.g. Air Madagascar), TV documentaries, music videos and merchandise.
We are currently working on the famous Grandidier's baobab (or 'Mother of the Forest' - Reniala in Malagasy).