Story by Cale Golding, Senior Aquaculture Scientist
On the 16th December delegates from the European Union arrived in the village of Ambolomailaky to witness first-hand the success of ReefDoctor’s Darwin Initiative-funded Alternative Livelihoods Project. The village has been farming sea cucumbers for a year now, and has generated over 8 million ariary for the local community. After visiting the sea cucumber aquaculture site, European Union officials met with farmers and discussed the hardships facing the community. The delegates were impressed by the scope of the Darwin Initiative project, and praised ReefDoctor for their efforts in addressing poverty in this region.