Ovy-ala ‘The Potato of the Forest’


Ovybe v. Tavy…Can yams help save lemurs? Tavy, or slash and burn agriculture methods necessary for rice cultivation, is the number one cause of deforestation and habitat degradation in eastern Madagascar. Cultivating an alternative crop like yams, which does not require ‘tavy’ for a successful crop, is on the mind of Dr. Eric Patel, Director of the SAVA Project (and LCF Scientific Advisory Council Member) Read more about how Ovy-ala, or ‘potato of the forest’ can contribute to better nutrition for Malagasy people, and improved conservation outcomes for lemurs and forests in the latest SAVA Project newsletter.


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