Climate change poses a serious threat to the population of the Mahafaly Plateau, one of the most arid parts of Madagascar. A water management plan developed by the Worldwide Fund for Nature helps local tribes make agriculture more sustainable.
It's a vicious circle: because of climate change, drought has become a serious problem on the Mahafaly Plateau. But at the same time, locals are clearing forests to use the land for farming, thereby exacerbating their environmental problems. The WWF is now assisting local communities in improving the management and use of the little water available to them.