The PADAP project will benefit a number of stakeholders including farmers, local community organisations, decentralised local authorities and supervised bodies.
Initiatives supported by the PADAP project
The PADAP project directly supports two of the five strategic axes of the National Development Plan 2015-2019 of Madagascar (PND). These include Axes 3 and 5. Axis 3 of the NDP is to optimise the use of natural resources and physical assets in order to promote inclusive growth and the territorial anchoring of development. For its part, Axis 5 focuses on the protection of natural capital, reducing the negative effects of climate change and strengthening the resilience of affected populations and areas.
The PADAP project also supports several sectoral strategies in Madagascar, such as the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Sector Programme (PSAEP), Law 2015-003, which deals with the updating of the Malagasy Environmental Charter and the next national environmental policy for sustainable development.
Viewed from an international perspective, the PADAP approach is in line with most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is aligned with the World Bank’s Business Plan on Climate for Africa.
The challenges faced by the PADAP project’s promoters
The promoters of the PADAP project have met great challenges. In particular, they aim to leave a legacy of invaluable know-how to farmers living in the targeted landscapes. They are scrambling to ensure that 12,500 farmers will be able to master the improved techniques in the near future.
The PADAP project is also working to create a better environment. In addition to aiming to rehabilitate 14,000 ha of irrigated areas, the latter also want to build terraces of 6,000 ha.
That is not all. The lavaka treatment and restoration of 7,000 ha of forest are also on the list of outcomes that APRM is aiming to achieve through the PADAP project.