Photo credit: Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar) – Review: Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The inserted picture shows the construction of a small fish pond in Madagascar. Typically, such small-size ponds do not justify the use of machinery. Added to that, the farmer usually does not have the cash needed for the construction. Instead, members of the community including relatives and neighbors help the pond owner in the construction at no cost except what is offered by the farmer of food –and alcohol- during the work until the completion of the pond. As shown in the picture, the tools used in the construction are made from locally available materials.