As part of its partnership, the Coalition of Farmers in Madagascar (CPM) received the representative of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) in Madagascar, from 27 to 29 October, in the person of Mr. Benito ELIASI.

The objectives of this visit by Mr Benito are clear:

  • to meet the members of the new groups who will be supported by the project in the municipalities of Tsinjoarivo Imanga, Ambatolampy and Fihaonana in order to raise their awareness;
  • meet with the leaders of the old cooperatives: the cooperative « TAMBATRA » for the commune of Maritampona, the « FTA » for that of Ankadinondry, « MIHARY » for Bemahatazana and « FANANTENANA » for that of Ambararatabe, all in Bongolava district

SACAU, through the CPM, supports the new cooperatives through the granting of fertilizers, seeds and training, on the one hand. It provides training for former cooperatives so that they can improve their activities on the other.

This partnership is part of the project « Strengthening Farmer Organizations in Africa Program (SFOAP) » and focuses on production and marketing of maize for farmers who are members of cooperatives in the Bongolava district.

The new groups of farmers in Tsinjoarivo Imanga Group photo during the meeting at CPM Bongolava region