madagascar

the charburner

the life of a charburner is illegal. deep in the rain forest. not even a simple track to walk there exist. to follow the river stream is the only way to reach the charcoal kiln in the middle of nowhere. the rainforest is disappearing into charcoal. there is no other access to energy


madagascar – the project

we had a good time together. for me it was fun to be there in the north of the island, there where the people speak a bit arabic. finally we became friends in the days we stayed together. some years ago the people from the project encouraged the char-burners to plant eucalyptus trees. instead of slashing the rainforest. now they are harvesting the eucalyptus tress and produce charcoal for the local market. without toughing the rain forest anymore

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rice in Madagascar

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„We layed off Madagascar
And had the plague on board.
In the tubs rotted the water
And some went overboard.
Ahoy! Comrades!“

this is the song of my youth, I always wanted to go to Madagascar and follow the pirates.
years later I arrived in  Madagascar and found the story of rice