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The Real Price of Madagascar’s Vanilla Boom

By David Pilling
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In the humid Sava region of northern Madagascar, where vanilla vines grow in the shaded canopy of the jungle, villagers guard their crop as though it were a precious metal. Well they might. Strong demand for natural vanilla, speculation, bad harvests and money laundering have driven prices as high as silver. Farmers often awake to find their vines stripped bare, carried off in the night by gangs of thieves filling orders for buyers in the far-off capital of Antananarivo, who in turn supply the markets of western Europe, the US and Asia.

Sanofi and Positive Planet Partnership Promote Access to Care and Quality of Health in Madagascar

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Sanofi – Positive Planet partnership with Sanofi, again rewarded for its Zina project which promotes access to care and quality of health for Malagasy

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Sanofi – For Better Mental Health Care in Madagascar

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Sanofi has launched in 2008 in Madagascar a training programme for healthcare professionals to help for a better mental health care.

Sanofi - CSR Newsletter #5 - March 2015

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IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

The Ambohimena School Project

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Aura Cacia just completed its first project associated with its 1% organic fund. Proceeds funded the construction of a new preschool in Madagascar, where we source our Ylang Ylang essential oil. Now fifty to sixty children are receiving a head start on their education.

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Darden Marks 10 Years of Harvest Food Program; Allstate Donates $10M to Fight Chicago Crime; General Mills and Haagen-Dazs Support Vanilla Farmers - CSR Minute for March 1, 2013

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This month, Darden Restaurants celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Harvest Program, a food rescue initiative that collects and donates unserved food and delivers it to hunger relief organizations and food banks. Darden Harvest has provided more than 62 million pounds of donated food to local organizations and food banks. The Harvest donations are safely saved, fully prepared menu items, from lasagna and vegetables to lobster.

Häagen-Dazs and General Mills to Help Smallholder Vanilla Farmers Increase Yields and Improve Sustainability Practices in Madagascar

New vanilla sourcing program builds on company’s commitment to improving the lives of smallholder farmers in developing countries
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MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Mills and Häagen-Dazs today announced an initiative designed to foster greater economic vitality for smallholder vanilla farmers in Madagascar and ensure the availability of high quality vanilla for future generations.

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