International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013
Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen! 8-10 January 2013

Scaling-up Micro-Irrigation Systems in Madagascar

Andriamalina R.  Fenomanantsoa. Interview with Andriamalina R. Fenomanantsoa.Available in French. Project coordinator at Agriculturalists and Veterinaries without Frontiers in Madagascar.

Madagascar is a dominantly rural population (70%) and a high-potential agricultural country that knows a situation of poverty and extreme food insecurity, due to a lack of policies frameworks for the agricultural sector. This rural poverty may be amplified by the chronic decrease of water reserve, which is further aggravated by the models of water use practiced by the most of farmers (manual watering, crop flooding and irrigation line).

The strategy of SCAMPIS has been the creation and strengthening of supply chain of materials adapted to the local context. This strategy has mobilized several actors from the public and private sectors. Indeed, near to the marketing actions, some measures have been implemented in order to facilitate the access for producers to the materials. Approximately 9,500 families had access to the technologies, through the supply chain (3 small manufacturers, and 60 resellers of equipments) and other stakeholders (NGOs, projects, economical operators).

This project was implemented during the period of 2009-2012, thanks to the initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Foundation COOPERNIC, that supported the NGO . Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF)