Farmers grouped together in Filamantra Soa Imbona or FISOI and SOAMITSINJO in the Analamanga region are already aware of the importance of protecting the environment through the production in which they are involved. All these associations are members of the SOA network. Every year, they plant trees on a massive scale.

Nantenaina Casimir makes his living from farming and animal husbandry in the Faratsiho district of the Vakinankaratra region. He trained to specialize in medicine, but chose to work in agriculture and livestock breeding. Nantenaina Casimir was a young man who learned from Papa Bio or Ranaivoarison Basil. It all started with about 2 handfuls of worms at Papa Bio's two years ago.

The foreign market for honey products is still wide open. The Madagascar Chamber of Agriculture has a partnership that enables it to export up to 18 tonnes of products a year. Beekeeping is a priority activity in the latest joint project between the FFF FAO or Farm and Forest Facility and the Chamber of Commerce.

Their creation of a mutual credit fund or GVEC solves the financial problems of rural populations. The "Fanantenana" Association, in Fokontany Antandrokomby, Commune of Mahitsy, in the District of Ambohidratrimo, had nearly eight years' experience.

Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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