Another step toward collaboration with local salt producers

Women who produce salt in the villages of Bezà Mahafaly and Bejio have formed local associations in the last year. At meetings with the ESSA team in August 2012, everyone supported the importance of finding sustainable alternatives to firewood harvested from the forest as the fuel for evaporating salt out of solution. The ESSA team agreed to find experts who could propose and develop sustainable solutions. The local associations were enthusiastic to test new approaches and adopt the most successful throughout their production sites.