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Upper Mandrare Basin Development Project (Southern Madagascar) Madagascar Country Programme Case Study - October 2007 Director: Benoît Thierry, IFAD Country.

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1 Upper Mandrare Basin Development Project (Southern Madagascar) Madagascar Country Programme Case Study - October 2007 Director: Benoît Thierry, IFAD Country Programme Manager Editor: Sylvie Leguevel, Institut Superieur Technique d’Outre Mer, France Impact on Upper Mandrare Basin population livelihoods – Comparisons with coastal communes in Amboasary District

2 2 General map Upper Mandrare Basin – Amboasary District

3 3 Access to social services  Improved access to water (36 water points constructed by PHBM partners)

4 4 Access to social services  Improved health services 9 communes provided with a basic health centre Community health activities with promising results:  Contraception rate: 27% +  First prenatal consultation: 70% +  60% of young people made aware about sexually transmitted diseases

5 5 Access to social services  Education and literacy training  An increased rate of primary school attendance  6,636 adults now able to read and write

6 6 Revitalized rice production  Increased areas: from 1,061 ha in 1996 to 5,230 ha in 2007 (x 4.9)  Rising yields  Production of 22,000 t in 2005

7 7 More profitable crops  Rice: price per kg increased 4- and even 6-fold (from 167 to 660 and even 1,000 MGA/kg)  Other crops:

8 8 Increased incomes …

9 9 … especially for the poorest!  In 2002, type-1 inhabitants were those with neither land nor cattle Type 2: small farms (areas under 30 ares – less than 6 head of cattle) Type 3: medium-sized farms Type 4: large farms Type 5: very large farms (areas over 30 ares – more than 50 head of cattle)

10 10 A satisfactory cash potential

11 11 Food security  Increase in quantities consumed

12 12 Food security  Diversification in diet

13 13 Food security  Improvement in food coverage in rice since 2003  40% of households have cassava for up to 6 months

14 14 Food security  Food potential in months of consumption

15 15 Structural vulnerability


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