Fifata: 30 years of commitment serving malagasy family farming
Fifata (Fikambanana fampivoarana ny tantsaha or association for the progress of farmers) is a Malagasy professional farmers’ organization of national scope. Since its creation in 1989, Fifata defends a family, professional and competitive farming.
With the support of Fert, Fifata has developed useful services for its members: access to credit, training, agricultural advice, etc. These services are provided by specialized professional farmers’ organizations. Today, the 14 regional farmers’ organizations (RFOs), members of Fifata, and the specialized FOs constitute the Fifata Group.
Concrete solutions adapted to Malagasy farming
|Accompanying its member FOs in the development of concrete and efficient services||Making heard the voice of its members and more generally of Malagasy farmers in order to represent them and defend their interests|
Concrete services to farmers
Fifata accompanies and supports its member RFOs in the development of services to improve the production and income of their members:
• Dissemination of an animal health service which today covers all the regions of intervention.
• Emergence and training of lead farmers, who provide concrete services to members at an affordable cost: supply of seeds, fry and chicks, vaccination, etc.
• Ongoing training of farmers to improve their technical practices.
Fifata defends the interests of its members, and more broadly of family farmers, in partnership with the public authorities, on subjects such as security, access to land, training of young people, agricultural financing, etc.