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Actions Integrated Nutrition and Food Project

Actions Integrated Nutrition and Food (AINA) Project aims at the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, and halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger in Madagascar. The project is implemented in 6 regions of the Country by a consortium of 8 partners, who have been selected by the European Union. AINA is expected to directly improve the agricultural production and the nutritional status of small producers.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2013
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-C_003389
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Background

In the context of achieving the eradication of the extreme poverty and hunger and halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015, a consortium composed of 8 partners have been selected by the European Union to implement the program AINA (Actions Integrated Nutrition and Food) in 6 regions of Madagascar.
ICCO is one of the eight partner institutions working with SAF / FJKM for the implementation of the project in 10 municipalities in the districts of Mananjary and Nosy Varika in the Vatovavy Fitovinany.
The project is expected to directly improve the agricultural production and the nutritional status of small producers.

ICCO and SAF / FJKM aim to improve the agricultural practices of the mainly rice farmers, by introducing food crops with high nutritional value suitable for the area and work on permanently reducing periods of scarcity in areas that are most vulnerable to flooding.
Actions Integrated Nutrition and Food Project

Target group

The number of direct beneficiaries of the project is 6,000 farm households or about 30,000 people, including:
- 2,400 farm households, 30% of households headed by single women benefit of irrigation development in the form of labor-based work or business support;
- 1,450 farm households in the production of paddy consumption;
- 10 GPS with 6 seed production of paddy and 4 for the production of seeds of legumes and pulses ;
- 750 farm households in the production of beans, peas, potatoes and/or peanut;
- 200 farm households from the GCV / IVIS for agroforestry
- 300 farm households for vegetable cultivation (mainly women) ;
- 750 farm households to produce tubers (yams , potatoes , or other );

The indirect estimated 30000beneficiaries are living in the neighboring Fokontany.

Sustainability

The traditional and municipality authorities will be involved in controlling the management of the irrigation schemes and the prevention of land and water conflicts.
The direct effect will be an increased agricultural production capacity and an improved nutritional status of small producers.

At least 4,000 households will benefit from the rehabilitation of a micro-irrigation scheme of 1.250ha (0.3 ha per farmer at maximum). Initially, 150 households will benefit from improved seed material for the production of paddy, short cycle beans and peas and potatoes) (10 farmer groups with an average of 15 members per group).

The 2nd year part of the production will be used as seed material for the next group of 150 households, and so on in the following years.

At the end of the project, 450 households will be able to sell their production of paddy, 750 households will produce beans, peas and bambara groundnut. Furthermore, 200 households will have adopted agroforestry practices (coffee) and 750 households will produce yams. Performance indicators are the food availability rate of small producers by the end of the project, the surface of the rehabilitated rice schemes with a functioning network of irrigation and drainage, the number of operational seed producer groups (rice), the rice yield of each household, the number of target groups having adopted SRA (improved rice cultivation techniques), the number of households producing vegetables and the yield level, the rate of repayment of the seed material made available to the target - groups.

Goals overview

ICCO and SAF/FJKM aim to:
1- improve agricultural practices notably concerning irrigated and rain fed rice,
2- introduce food crops with high nutritional value adapted to the area
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