BRIDGE CLUB : What is sustainable? Silk project in Madagascar

madagascar silkIzze Roffe-Sylvester brought a sample of woven silk from a village called Soatanana in Madagascar from an  NGO project called FeedbackMadagascar. They have introduced silkworms to create a sustainable industry for the local people in an area where there has been massive deforestation. Dr Farrer questioned the use of silkworms and Izze explained the lack of biodiversity due to the deforestation and that the silk worms are native to Madagascar. Although there are pros and cons to this kind of project there is an obvious need to for income and employment for  local inhabitants. See the TED talk about this project

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One Response to BRIDGE CLUB : What is sustainable? Silk project in Madagascar

  1. marneywalker says:

    Izze says there is a film of the village and silk production http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uVYBFoAMp1g

    The stages of silk production
    http://www.youtube.com

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