Our preserved terroirs

Our preserved terroirs LAVANY Bourbon de Madagascar

of Madagascar, located in the Indian Ocean, is recognized as being the center of cultivation of the best Vanilla.

With around 1,200 tonnes, its annual production represents 70 to 80% of world production.

Map of Madagascar and with positioning of the village bush of Betavilona

SAVA map with the positioning of the bush village of Betavilona


The northeastern region of Madagascar is thus called S.A.V.A. for Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar and Andapa, the four main towns of the production districts. It brings together the ideal conditions for growing Vanilla: a humid tropical climate with average temperatures between 20 ° C and 30 ° C.

The rains are abundant from December to March, weak in September and October, average the rest of the year.


Through the STABEX program, the GES (Groupement des Entreprises de la SAVA) and the GNEV (Groupement des Exportateurs de Vanille) have set up a technical framework for quality for the benefit of professionals grouped around a hundred village associations.

Each year, Malagasy Vanilla exporters must renew their export approval by complying with the regulations in force in Madagascar.

Not everyone can claim to be able to export Vanilla ... 

This " quality approach " initiated by the Malagasy Government and supported by the European Union emphasizes the rigor of the work of the culture and the preparation of Malagasy Vanilla. Today it is adopted by many operators: growers, refiners and exporters.

logos GES (Groupement des Entreprises de la SAVA) and GNEV (Groupement des Exportateurs de Vanille)

STABEX program with the European Union 

Betavilona village View from the Malagasy sky

The village of Betavilona in Madagascar - GPS coordinates 14.77696 - 49.93605

Vanilla with green pods of Vanilla LAVANY Bourbon from Madagascar and Anicet the planter in Betavilona

Vanilia liana and Transport of green Vanilla by canoe.


The village of Betavilona is isolated in the heart of the SAVA in the Malagasy bush at about 300 meters above sea level.
It is a preserved environment in the middle of forests primary to the endemic luxuriant flora specific to Madagascar.

Our vanilla plantations are located in a wooded mountainous area, with a unique terroir of intense red color, out of the reach of urban, industrial and agricultural pollution.

The village is not served by any road. Only the Ankavana River allows us to move in a long day by motorized canoe between our plantations and the city of Antalaha seat of our refining and storage station of Manambato on the edge of the Indian Ocean.

Our basic profession of cultivator comes from traditional know-how bequeathed by previous generations. It has changed little. Agricultural work in the plantations is still entirely manual.

All the plantations managed by the RANJA Family have been certified for three years AB - Organic Farming by logo ECOCERT Certification of LAVANY Bourbon Vanilles in Madagascar

logo Vanille LAVANY Bourbon de Madagascar