All the dynamics of producer structuring accompanied by Fert in Madagascar originates from the partnership with Fifata. Thus, over the years, and with the technical and financial support of Fert, Fifata has structured the agricultural world in 11 of the country’s 22 regions, working to develop specialized services for farmers: agricultural financing, training, agricultural consulting… now all part of the Fifata group.

More than 500 member producers from Fifata’s 11 intervention regions gathered from 9 to 12 September 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the national farmers’ organisation Fifata.

A delegation of 11 people from Fert in France was able to share on the ground the progress made by the Fifata group in the service of producers: extension of training and advisory services, animal vaccination, promising marketing initiatives, more mature and solid FOs…

This event was an opportunity for Fifata to review the past 30 years, and to call on partners (State, technical and financial partners…) by reminding them that “no development can take place in Madagascar without the support of family farms”. This key message was translated into three thematic workshops on the training of leaders, marketing and the role of FOs in the development of territories, in which Fifata recalled its vision and the concrete actions it is implementing to improve the living conditions of Malagasy producers.

Good continuation to Fifata!