On April 22th, a restitution of the impact assessment of the training and support to the integration of young people leaving agricultural college was held at the Cite Ambatonakanga in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The opportunity to share the findings of this study with the elected representatives of Fifata and all actors in agricultural and rural development in Madagascar.
It has been 14 years this year that Fifata in partnership with Fert and EPAC, has established the first agricultural college in Madagascar. Through this project, it was, for the organization of Malagasy producers, succession planning in Malagasy farms and professionalize the profession of farmer on the island.
There are now nearly 480 girls and son of farmers who have been trained and have over their own operations, with their parents.
This study was conducted between April and August 2015 and was completed by a pair of trainees IRC SupAgro and University of Antsirabe. Sponsored by Fekama in partnership with Fert and Fifata, it is centered on the future of young people leaving agricultural college members of the federation of agricultural colleges in Madagascar, Fekama.
It has been shown that the training and support systems for agricultural colleges generate effects and positive impact on the young, his family and his country.
The workshop also enabled the Fekama to express the different challenges it will face in the coming years. Management Representatives “Agricultural and Rural Education of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock”, but also the various technical and financial partners present in Madagascar, or the Farmada network (network of stakeholders in agricultural and rural development in Madagascar) could also take part in the exchange.