Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
HARMONY BEE : The local community in front of the sustainability of the environment in the practice
Explain your idea in details:
The degradation of the environment, especially the deforestation by the use of the solid fuel in the kitchen in Madagascar is a major ecologic problem, a drought, a disappearance of numerous animal and plant species, the food in security, the immigration and unemployment. Thus that will it take place in 12 years if each of us does not take measure? For it that I had the initiative to create this HARMONY'S GAPED project. The main objective is to increase the standard of living of the target population and the environmental protection. This project will take place in the region of Alaotra Mangoro where is the main source of the production of the charcoal in several regions in the country. Thus we have to replace this activity in Beekeeping. The difference with regard to the other activity of the same fate, it is that the projects or the associations rest only the beekeepers already existed but the persons in charge of the deforestation still continue their activity. The beekeeping is a source of currency which can assure the lives of several families and their allow to protect the forest. With regard to the coal which gives 950 $ on average by the years and cause the disease of the lung, this new activity obtains more income which gives 10 500 $ on average by the years with 20 hives and the pollination contribute enormously to the agriculture. If we improve just a little the quality of this honey, free trade of the international trade is still available. The works do not set a lot of time and people can do complementary work. The local community is grouped in an association so that he can have solidarity, a responsibility and a respect for the common good.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This project improves the local standard of living of the population and protects the environment. When the money of people increases their purchasing power will increase. Thus, the target people can: buy of solar panel and gas (renewable energy) to replace coals tell, to god in the food in security, educated those children, look after the sick and to build a sustainable house. The forest becomes a part of the life of the local community and they are obliged to protect her. A lot of species can live in symbiosis in the biodiversity. The species of bees will be saved when his decline worried many scientists. The existence of this beekeeping is beneficial for the agriculture. In example, According to the INRA, the 84 % production of the species cultivated in Europe depends directly on pollinators, which more than 90 % of the domestic and wild bees. The apiarian products are al soused in the medicine to make a therapy and also in the cosmetic. When the forest is protected, there is no more erosion. The local population would become united, helps, person in charge, respect the common good and was civilized. To estimate the success, the botanist, the agronomist, the sociologist and the entomologist shod descents all the month during the first year and every 3 months during the next years so that they can make of follow-up and evaluation and bring solutions when there are problems. The data brought by these multidisciplinary people show the successes of the project: if the number of the people will enter this activity people increase and who make of the activity of the coal decrease more than 50 %. Accordingly, the numbers of surface covered by forests increase and the population in the urban area uses of gas for the kitchen.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
First of all the work divides in 2 parties: of one part, the work on ground and on the other hand, the work in the seat. On the ground: its restarted in 3 cycles in one year. In the first cycle, we find 3 stages. The first stage lasts 6 months when we shall make an approach with the authorities and the local community. Then, the raising sensitization of the target people and their grouped in an association, having given them trainings concerning the beekeeping with the reforestation and the food crop then them financed by the equipments with an application. The second stage is the transition between the harvests which realized of the food crop. Finally, the third stage, it is period of harvest in April and in September and this is when the beekeepers pay off the credits of the equipments empreinter for the food crop. The second cycle consists in the total refund all of the prizes of the supplied equipments. In the third cycle, the association mother makes sensitive of other association, gives her trainings and equipments, and to make the same stage as them. In 12 years, there are 8 associations of beekeeping and the target zones become again green with people civilized. In the second part is made in the seat in Antananarivo the capital of Madagascar. The tasks are to harvest honeys, to make a floral test, and the marketed. For the resource, there is a human resource who are multidisciplinary of sociologist, Entomologist, geographer, botanist and administrator. The financial resource is obtained by the request of sponsoring at the level of industrial companies, money coming from the NGO (NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION) and the lessors. We collaborated with the local population, of Ministry of the Environment and of Business.
My name is ANDRIAMAMPIAINA Rija Hasina , Im 28 years old, been born on January 28th, 1990 to Ambositra. From 2010 until2015, I worked with my brother grafting that collector of coal in the zone of Alaotra Mangoro except for of my studies. Thus, I know well most of the life of the farmers in this site. Towards the end of 2015 my Brother decided on order on the activity of coal and to change by the cattle farm because it brings many profit that the former old activity. I am an Entomologist in the field of technician applied that is directed to the creation of its own project. For my bachelor's degree, I made my training course in an association AINGAVAO: beekeeper's association in the district of Manjakandriana close to the region Alaotra Mangoro. At the moment, I am in court to make my internship for the laboratory of CNRE (National Center of Research on the Environment). The objective is to look for a bacterium and a mushroom fights against the parasitic varroa which kills the bee. I was a president of various units in the University campus. In 2014, Im General Secretary of the Association AMONTANA (Native association of District of Ambositra). In 2014, I was already advised administrative in the university representing all the students in the student halls of residence, indemnified by the Ministry of the Higher education. In 2017, I was the class representative in 5th year of university and Coordonateur at the level of the education in a Grouping of Organization of Civil society ( GOSC) which contains 64 member Association. This project is my vocation and my personal dream. I am a leader who respects the common goodproperty. I have a sense of the responsibility, the solidarity, to act and to be patriotic.