On Friday 17 June the Agricultural College of Ambalavao, Upper region Matsiatra Madagascar, celebrated its 10 years of existence. The opportunity to meet outgoing youth, families and partner organizations and to return to these first ten years of service to the training of young Malagasy farmers.

The day already, a carnival was organized by the teaching staff and youth. Students, educators and elected the peasant committee took part in the festivities, and the final of a football tournament was held on this occasion.

Friday 17th, the president of the peasant committee Randrianarivony Joseph College who welcomed the participants. Interventions Fekama President, Jean-René Solondrazana and President of Fifata Roland Rakotovao, stressed the important role of this third college in the composed young Fekama federation officially in February 2016 for training and installation Malagasy young people in agriculture who shares the vision of Fifata for “family agriculture, professional and competitive.”

Ms. Simona Rasoarivelo, Director of Rural Development in the Upper region Matsiatra and former coordinator of the project which funded the establishment of this college, returned on hard times in the creation of this college and the challenges ahead in the framework of the national Strategy for agricultural and rural training (SNFAR). Finally, Mr Willy Rakotomalala who represented the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock has reiterated the importance that an initiative as agricultural college is supported by the Malagasy State.

During this celebration, 19 young people from the 8th Class who completed training 3 years received their certificate and a commemorative stele was inaugurated for the occasion.

Guests could also visit the educational use of the college and the stands of some local partners.

A festive lunch was offered to participants and a festive evening closed the day.