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Sustainable Cities: improving lives for the local community and a healthy environment through waste management.

To propose a waste collection door-to-door to avoid wild deposits by waste pickers. The objectif is to give them a decent work, better life.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name


Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Under 1 year

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar, covers an area of 88 km2.

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

I was born and grew up in Madagascar, considering it as one of the most beautiful country in the world. It was like an electrochock to hear the lines of Soprano's song " Imagine Madagascar under its mountains of trash..."while studying in France. These words stayed in my memory while traveling and meeting inspiring people.And it’s while working on waste management project in Tanzania, that I realised I could give back to my country, here is the reason why I created METY .

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Antananarivo has around 2.600.000 of habitants. The main food in Madagascar is the rice. In our tradition, we eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Agriculture in Madagascar employs 80% of the active population and is an essential component of the Malagasy economy, contributing 30% of GDP. Le secteur agricole qui emploie une grande majorité de la population, joue un rôle déterminant pour l’évolution de la pauvreté à Madagascar. Or, la croissance de la production agricole est restée trop faible et volatile ces dernières années et a généralement été inférieure à celle de la population. Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world with 75% of the population living on less than $ 1.90 a day. Madagascar is the fourth-largest country in the world with the highest rate of chronic malnutrition, with nearly 50% of under-five children suffering from stunting. Finally, living conditions remain difficult for a very large majority of the population, including a low rate of access to electricity (13%). Madagascar is one of the African countries most affected by the consequences of climate change and experiences an average of 3 cyclones a year.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

65 % of the waste generated in Antananarivo remain uncollected. The local community does not have enough fund to propose a better waste collection service. The project is to propose a waste collection service to the local community and also a waste treatment: biogas, manure.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

It will help to provide a healthy environment and to improve the work and life condition of the waste pickers. They will work in formal sector.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

Our vision will help also the local farmers who need a viable and sustainable food production.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email


Join the conversation:

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Welcome Cecilia RAZA to the Prize community and thank you for your submission. To build a stronger vision for Antananarivo, It will be great to see pictures, photos, videos and other visual materials depicting your chosen Place. Could you also explain how your Vision will address the 6 themes; Culture, diet, technology, economics, environment, Policy in your place?

The Prize tool kit on pages 9, 13 &14 details how your Visions will be evaluated.

You can always update your Vision at any time before 31 January 2020. I look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming days

Photo of Cecilia RAZA

Thank you very much for the advice