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The committed commune of Dabolava produces 60,000 seedlings in three months.

Reforestation for fuelwood energy is one of WWF's restoration and reforestation objectives. The Menabe region is concerned by this objective.

Following the diagnosis on the fuelwood energy sector in 2017, it was estimated that 99.67% of the population uses charcoal as the main fuel for cooking.  The population of the commune of Dabolava, in the district of Miandrivazo, Menabe Region struggles to find wood, deforestation is increased while the demand for fuelwood and charcoal continues to increase. But Dabolava has this great potential for reforestation. 

In September 2021, the villagers of Dabolava recruited two nurserymen and set up a seedling production site in their village. In support of this village commitment, WWF provided the necessary technical and organizational support: training, inputs, materials, structuring of reforesters, etc. Since then, more than 40 volunteers have joined a small committee that coordinates the maintenance of the seedling production site.

In December 2021, after three months of activities, the villagers have 60,000 seedlings ready to be planted for the 2021-2022 reforestation campaign. These seedlings are varieties of exotic species, including acacia, which grow quickly and can be used by villagers for their fuelwood energy needs within five or ten years. The committee within the commune of Dabolava that manages this reforestation project hopes that their association will become a legal structure, which will be able to concretely participate in the development of their district, but also, so that this activity will bring them economic benefits in the long term.

The efforts of the villagers were joined by the commune of Dabolava in granting housing for the two nurserymen responsible for the maintenance of the site, so that they can ensure a work of maintenance and guarding of proximity. This commitment of the commune followed the installation of a water point in the nursery site in order to ensure a production of quality plants and sufficient quantity before the planting.