The PADAP project was established over the long term. It will take 20 years to complete all three phases of the project.
The objectives set by the PADAP project promoters
The PADAP project aims to reduce the degradation of natural resources and increase the value of production in the productive sectors. Since 2017, the Ministry to the Presidency in charge of Agriculture and Livestock (MPAE), the Ministry of Environment, Ecology and Forestry (MEEF) and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (MEAH) have been working hard to democratize access to improved irrigation services and sustainable farming techniques and practices. These institutions also work to strengthen the integrated management of natural resources in targeted landscapes.
Achievement of objectives in three stages
The PADAP project consists of three phases to be implemented over 20 years. The first phase aims to strengthen the institutions’ capacities and support investments in the five selected landscapes: Andapa, Soanierana Ivongo, Iazafo, Bealanana and Marovoay. It is also about helping the central level to generate and use information for decision-making at the landscape level.
The second phase of the PADAP project will consolidate the information base and the institutional framework. This initiative aims in particular to promote the integration of agriculture and the optimal use of natural resources in order to expand investments to new landscapes.
Having reached the third and final phase, the main tasks of the PADAP project will be to consolidate investment in already supported landscapes and to make additional investments at the same time. At this stage of the project, emphasis will be placed on the management of large-scale investments rather than the establishment of the information base, planning and capacity building.