A non-profit association managing 4 protected areas (Category V), and a natural monument (Allée des Baobabs) in Madagascar.
The main objective is to support and strengthen the capacities of local communities by professionalizing them and integrating them into a federation strong enough to face international markets, and support conservation activities (biodiversity) in their regions.
Fanamby remains on the Sahanala board of directors to support associations in their environmental choices and to ensure that they also support conservation activities in the protected areas that involve them.
Sahanala has since expanded its areas of intervention, and is becoming a major player in rural development in more than 10 regions of Madagascar. To date, it has 4 federations.
Establish sustainable development in all of our intervention areas, spread over 10 regions of Madagascar, including 600,000 hectares of Protected Areas managed by Fanamby. We aim to support local communities while preserving their natural environment.
As a fundamental vector of the trust established with our producers and partners, transparency throughout the value chain allows a real commitment from each stakeholder. With transparency and trust, we can change ideas and practices.
All our actions are motivated by sharing. Ranging from the sharing of knowledge favored by the different training courses, to the sharing of bonuses for member farmers, all stakeholders are winners in the activities and decisions taken.
Having started with a handful of producers, the company now made up of more than 7.500 farmers. We reinvest the profits in in research and development in order to remain at the forefront of the social innovation initiated 10 years ago.
We are committed to mobilizing all the necessary means to have positive and lasting impacts on communities, their regions, and their natural environment. In the same way, we wish to assure our partners and customers of our responsible approach and our efforts to combine at all times quantity and quality of products.
For transparency, a blockchain (METAJUA) ensures the traceability of the chain on all the aspects which compose it and makes it possible to understand the realities and the situation of the field in constant evolution. Each plantation is mapped by GPS for certifications and traceability. It is a decision-making tool that allows us to react quickly to data collected in the field.
Sahanala is one of the first companies to use of a fully integrated digital traceability system in Madagascar.
As a social enterprise owned by its producers who are at the heart of its value chain, Sahanala in its essence has as its primary objective the development of these producers and their community in order to allow them to prosper in the long term. In its approach, the company thus transfers on several levels the profits generated by its activities in order to contribute both to the
development of its producers, as well as to broader scales which extend to their association, their localities, and the federation to which they are attached. Of the total profits generated, 50% is distributed as a bonus to each member in addition to the sale price of his products, 40% is donated to associations, and 10% is devoted to the development of federations.