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The Full Circle Initiative

We share our profits with nature and people

We find innovative ways to conserve rainforests and improve the well-being of local communities

The Full Circle Initiative returns value-chain earnings back to the source. Sustainable coexistence between nature and people is our goal. We seek to conserve threatened rainforests and assist local community development by supporting innovative, locally owned projects. These projects are jointly evaluated to create a learning environment.
Our pilot project Landscape Stewardship for Nature and People (LSNP) is located in northeastern Madagascar, in the remote village of Fizono, on the border of one of the last remaining (and threatened) rainforests in Madagascar.
We support the development of locally owned innovative projects, which we call iLabs. Each project combines innovation and endogenous knowledge to create synergies between social well-being and rainforest conservation.
Our Switzerland- and Madagascar-based team brings together academics from both countries, the private sector, and a local multi-stakeholder platform.

Processes are developed and monitored by experienced experts from the universities of Bern and Antananarivo and the Swiss not-for-profit incolab.
Backed up by market experience and funding from the Full Circle Initiative founder, we combine expert knowledge of complex local realities with an adaptive management approach that catalyses successful innovations.
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Week 38 update: The 11 iLabs are making great progress and the iLab leaders are motivated to continue working on their projects.

With the support of local experts, solutions for arised questions, and challenges regarding the development of the individual projects could be found.

We are happy to see that local and regional knowledge transfer has started.