Activities and achievements

The promoters of the PADAP project are struggling to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable use of resources. The activities cover several areas including the structuring of groups, consultations to delimit the area to be transferred, the conduct of socio-economic studies, forest/ecological inventories, zoning, the development of collective agreements (dina), the development of records related to the transfer of natural resource management from government to the community… Project activities will also address the constraints that underlie low productivity and low resilience of agricultural production systems.

The PADAP project also aims to strengthen extension, advisory, technology transfer and local project management services. This is why it provides technical assistance to several organizations such as the CSA Agricultural Service Centres, the agricultural research organisation FOFIFA, the National Centre for Applied Research in Rural Development of Madagascar, the Agricultural Development Fund (FDA), and the Regional Agricultural Development Fund (FRDA). If needed, the PADAP project will support the creation of new community associations.

Apart from that, the PADAP project addresses issues related to local land administration. It provides support to the land offices of the municipalities located in the project areas in order to strengthen local capacities to ensure the registration of land rights and land administration. To do this, an update of the land archives and consolidation of the Local Land Occupancy Plans (PLOF) will be carried out. Private service providers will conduct parallel field operations to amplify the local land securitization process and to encourage the issuance of land titles by communal tellers. Field officers will be responsible for conducting a systematic land census and certifying land rights.

Finally, the PADAP project promotes gender equality and improves the lives of women, their families and communities. The idea is to help women access production resources, knowledge and agricultural technologies, including climate resilient seeds of improved rice varieties; fertilizers; other inputs favourable to rice production; and improved plant material for the cultivation of vanilla, cloves, cocoa, coffee, lychee and other priority crops.