About the PADAP project

PADAP or Sustainable Agriculture Project Through a Landscape Approach is a project managed mainly by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MPAE). Its financing is provided jointly by the Government of Madagascar, the International Development Association (IDA), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the carbon finance.

Carried out at five sites in Andapa, Soanierana Ivongo, Iazafo, Bealanana and Marovoay, the PADAP project, which has a total base cost of USD 78.6 million, aims to reduce the degradation of natural resources, including water, soil and ecosystem using the landscape approach. PADAP also aims to be a source of sustainable income for farmers who make their daily bread with land, forest and agroforestry resources.

Although PADAP seems to be a purely agricultural project, the MPAE is not left to its own devices. The latter benefits from the valuable help of alter egos including the Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forests (MEEF) and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (MEAH). The first institution mentioned is ready to take action in setting up and implementing the environmental programme, while the second has the task of managing water resources.