To accomplish these goals, USAID Mikajy works along five strategic approaches (SA) to implement activities:
1. Nature: Work with communities, nongovernmental organizations, and government to improve protected area and natural resource management
2. Wealth: Support community-based conservation-friendly enterprises and livelihoods
3. Synergy: Interface and synergize with development programs delivering services to target communities
4. Action: Operationalize community-based land and resource tenure policy on landscape/seascapes
5. Power: Strengthen community capacity, civil society organization, private sector and government capacity to advocate for and engage on improved community-based land and natural resource management
The USAID Mikajy Activity fosters sustainable and inclusive economic growth by linking biodiversity conservation and improved natural resource management with sustainable livelihood development. NCBA CLUSA leads SA2 activities to support community-based conservation-friendly enterprises and livelihoods in both landscapes. In MaMaBay, NCBA CLUSA works with several vanilla and clove cooperatives. In Menabe, NCBA CLUSA is introducing conservation farming to maize and peanut farmers.