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1 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, Madagascar 19 to 23 september 2011 OPERATION INSTALLATION OF YOUNG PROFESIONNAL RURAL CONTRACTORS Presented by: - ANDRIANTSOA.

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1 1 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, Madagascar 19 to 23 september 2011 OPERATION INSTALLATION OF YOUNG PROFESIONNAL RURAL CONTRACTORS Presented by: - ANDRIANTSOA Mamy, General Director of Agriculture - RAHARINIRINA Christine, Head of Legal Affairs Service

2 PRESENTATION OUTLINE Description of this innovation Background Main objective Principles How we do? Commitment of GoMadagascar Stakeholder concerned by this project Photography of the exploitation 2

3 3 1-DESCRIPTION OF THIS INNOVATION This project started on January 2010 This project aim none exploited area in Madagascar. Speculations will be concerned feed culture and particularly upland rice in rotation with white bean, maize and cassava. At this first step, 4 Regions are selected. The total area concerned by this project is around of 30,000 Ha.

4 4 World Food Crisis –Hi g h price of cereals of which rice –General lake of cereals In Madagascar, increasing rate of unemployment –Number of y oun g searchin g job per year 300,000 –Unemployment due to the closin g -down of AGOA’s societies Huge and none exploited agricultural available areas more than ha Small scale farming based : Decreasing of 29% of the average surface within 20 years 0.87Ha in 2005 ≠ 1.2Ha en 1985 Increasing of 66% of the number of exploitations within 20 years 2.4M en 2005 ≠1.5M en 1985 Exceptional potentialities agro climatic : –Possibilities of many varieties of crops, breading, and fish farming 2.BACKGROUND

5 5 3. MAIN OBJECTIVE To increase rapidly and substantially the upland production by installing young entrepreneurs farmers professional

6 6 Incitation of young people to go back in agricultural activities (production, collect, storage, trade, and transformation) Taking care the Program of the government by giving shape of the Operation Entrepreneurs Agricultural (OPEA) Participating in food security Cooperation between partnership, Africans States and donors Priorisation of favorable zones for upland crops 4. PRINCIPLES

7 5. HOW WE DO? Announcement in news papers during two months the ToR of this project and all criteria of the youth people for this recruitment (age less than 40 years, no job, agree to go back to rural activities, …) Selecting of each candidate (20,000) Making oral discussion (4,590 candidates) Training in technical agriculture, management, protect environmental aspect, … (1,305 candidates) Installing new young farmers (500) More candidates are interested to the project, but only few agreed to be farmers at this first step 7

8 6. COMMITMENTS OF GovMada? 8 Preparing land by tractors (plowing, spraying) Providing seeds (rice, maize, bean, cassava, …), fertilizer, pesticide Providing food needs for young farmer during 3 months Providing infrastructures (raw materials for building house, police station, hospital, … Training as see above Trying the best land (quality of soil, …) Supporting young farmer for the financial access Searching partnership to collect their production

9 7. STAKEHOLDER CONCERNED BY THIS PROJECT 9 Government: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Ministry of Finance Ministry in charge of land Ministry in charge of security Ministry in charge of population Ministry in charge of environment Ministry in charge of youth and sports, … Private sector: Salesman seeds, fertilizer, pesticide, … Transportation …

10 LESSONS OF THIS PROJECT Monitoring and evaluating are ongoing because the harvesting period for the first crop is just finished Small area exploited at the first year but many young people put their demands after viewing the output of the first crop 100% subsidies in the first year: need to cooperate with partnership 10

11 11 8. PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE EXPLOITATION FOR 50 HECTARES 5Ha Principale path

12 12 7. MANAGING PLAN OF T H E PROJECT Min Agri Chief of Project Production Administrative and financial LogistikMonitoring YF young farmers Representative donnors

13 Thank You 13


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