Global vanilla manufacturer PROVA is sponsoring a programme that is transforming the lives of children in Madagascar. Take a look at what's being achieved.

In a small town in the north of Madagascar, at the mouth of the Bemarivo river in the Sava, a thousand< schoolchildren are having their lives changed. For many years, the living conditions of vanilla planters and their families have been tough, and many families are often forced to send their children to school having eaten nothing.

Sustainable projects affecting the vanilla supply chain in Madagascar are strengthening and an increase in demand for organic ingredients is an encouraging sign for PROVA, a company that fosters environmental and raw-material friendly processes.

Imagine dairy products, ice cream or biscuits without natural vanilla flavour. Yet, 80% of the world’s supply of vanilla comes from Madagascar – one of the poorest countries on Earth.