Development project in Camp Catta
" Saint Jérôme Partage et Développement " is a small NGO set up in Marseille in1995. We very quickly specialized in rural development. Our main selection and management criteria are:
.First climbing in the region by a German rope group
Purchase of the land and definition of a settlement policy in the valley and of the relevant humanitarian action. Camp Catta appealed to Saint Jérôme Partage et Développement (StJPD).
1999 16 November: opening ceremony of the " Tsaranoro School ",with 74 pupils ( coming from 6 different villages) in the old barn renovated by the pupils'parents and Camp Catta. Desk seats were furnished by "Tsara Camp ", newly settled in the valley, and who joined our Program
In May 2000, StJPD' s president, who was present, decided to build two new classrooms and to hire a second " Life Teacher " in order to meet the increasing demand.
With Camp Catta , the instructor or the school furnishing seeds and plants reforestation is spreading. Now the inhabitants of the region must manage to get the creation of a local market and the rehabilitation of the road. There's hope, thanks to the dynamism of the valley..
|Malagasy people traditionally use to burn meadows and forests have new grass for the Zebus which are considered as the main wealth sign. And yet, most of time, after the burning, the land produces non edible grass (the very prickly danga for example) and besides, slopes get rapidly eroded. But most of the time, planting of a tree is " fady " (taboo) in some regions and according to some people, death may be the maximum penalty. And, finally planting a tree on a piece of land involves the property of this piece of land. Still, it is important to reforest and our technical instructors must very diplomatic and wise ,they are trained for. The process is going on slowly but surely..|
WHAT IS IRF ?
The Intensive rice farming system is a simple farming method adapted to small farms.
The crops obtained through traditional methods can be multiplied by three on average thanks to this system of farming
It requires neither chemical fertilizers nor transgenec seeds but uses the existing varieties in the country and natural compost The methods used are simple and spread by the Malagasy society "Tefy Saina
The following technical points have to be carried out :
People start to appreciate this system not only in Madagascar but also throughout the world
How can you help us?
if you are interested in this united Development action and if you decide to join it , you can do it by sending your donation
- Whether directly to the NGO " Saint Jérôme partage et Développement "
- Or to the Camp Catta manager as he is our local Representative (Christian de Laroche)
- Or to your tourist operator with the mention "for StJPD Programme Tsaranoro "
SAINT JEROME PARTAGE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
6 PLACE PELABON
13013 MARSEILLE FRANCE
Tel : (33) 04.91.66.00.08 ou 04.91.06.24.83 (+fax)
E-Mail :SJPD Marseille
Bank account : 30003 01258 00037280738 key 41 Société Générale
StJPD is a non-profit Organization of General Interest which aims to promote "solidarity in France and abroad without any racial, political or religious belonging consideration. "