In Madagascar, the Fifata group, with the support of Fert, has been supporting its member farmers for over 30 years in the technical improvement and management of their farms. To meet the needs of young farmers, Fert and the Fifata group have joined forces with the IECD and its partner MED, whose experience in supporting small entrepreneurs is well known.
More and more farmers who are members of the Fifata group, and in particular the young graduates of the Fekama agricultural colleges, wish to “change scale” and develop their farms by implementing projects that mobilize more capital: larger herds, collection and marketing of agricultural products for their PO, etc. For this, better financial management is essential.
In order to better support these farmers, the Fifata group and Fert have engaged, in March 2020, a collaboration with IECD and MED in order to co-construct three training courses for the rural public:
- Creation of an agricultural or rural activity/business
- In-depth financial and commercial management
- Implementation of collective projects.