National Energy Globe Award Madagascar (overall winner)
Submitted by: Flora Marketing Co Ltd
Implemented country: Madagascar
Title: Seeds of hope
Since 1994 Flora Marketing has been combating poverty in Mauritius and the deforestation of the rain forest. Simultaneously the organization works on reforestation worldwide and seeks to do something about climate change. Some 2500 farmers in 500 villages produce seed that can be traded internationally. 500 different kinds of plants are already exported to more than 45 nations; the rest of the seed is used for reforestation. The engagement of Flora Marketing has done much for the standard of living and the consciousness of Mauritius’ inhabitants.