Development of the mangrove wild silk

Development of the mangrove wild silk sector in Boanamary: the association Femmes Entrepreneurs Environnement Mahajanga (FEEM) is one of the promoters of projects financed by Tany Meva through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and works on mangrove conservation, with an extension focused on the exploitation of wild silkworm. Among their activities, the creation of cooperatives in this sector. These cooperatives have been provided with cocoon processing equipment, and their members have also received training in dyeing, carding and spinning wild silk. « By making silk fabric that we can sell, we create our own income, » explains Zaina Filomène, a beneficiary.