In the early 2000s, in response to the lack of initial agricultural training schemes for young rural people in Madagascar, Fifata questioned Fert on the need to train the next generation of family farms and leaders of farmers’ organizations.

Fert then joined forces with Cneap (Conseil national de l’enseignement agricole privé) to support Fifata in setting up an initial training programme for young girls and sons of farmers.

5 agricultural colleges have been gradually created and are now part of the Fekama federation. These colleges offer a 3-year boarding school course, 50% of which is based on practical experience thanks to a pedagogical site attached to the college.