ho avy means future in Malagasy and safeguarding biodiversity and people’s livelihoods for future sustainability is the focus of this grassroots program in southwestern Madagascar.
The program ho avy is a collaborative effort between a Czech-based civic association ho avy o.s. and New Latitude, a US-based 501[c](3) non-profit*. Ho avy's Malagasy counterpart is FIMPAHARA, a rural community association dedicated to propagation and reforestation of native plant species in southwestern Madagascar.
Our joint mission is to implement long-term grassroots projects promoting environmental steward- ship that empowers local families to sustain their livelihoods while protecting and restoring their natural environment for the future.
Ho avy works towards sustainable and participatory development in a unique and unprotected region of Madagascar. We have initiated the framework called 'Interactive Restoration', which means partnering with the village communities, identifying and protecting terrestrial and marine natural resources, and building logistical and human capacity to promote alternative livelihoods that are ecologically sustainable.
ho avy’s current program consists of four projects:
*New Latitude (www.newlatitude.org) receives 501[c](3) non-profit status as a project of the IHCenter (ihcenter.org). New Latitude is a sister American organization to the Czech ho avy o.s., and has been founded as a broader-spectrum organization that envisions future work in various parts of the world, thus the international name allowing immediate recognition to potential collaborators and sponsors.