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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Madagascar
2. Title (Full name) Support to Farmers' Professional Organizations and Agricultural Services Project (AROPA)
3. Project Location Anosy, Haute Matsiatra, Androy, Ihorombe, Amoroni Mani
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 1 3 10
1. Policy,  2. R & D,  3. Extension & Training,  4. Production,  5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit,  9. Seed,  10. Other (  specify below )
10. capacity development
6. Fund source
(Funding agency)
IFAD EU
7. Cost Total: 56.4 million
IFAD: USD 18.7 million
8. Project duration Start: 2009
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2018
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Improve agricultural production and increase income of rural families
Obj.: To strengthen farmers' organizations
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Poor rural households belonging to farmers' organizations at grass-roots level, their federation at regional level, and their apex organizations at national level (75,000 households)
Secondary:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Training of professional organizations and the professionalization of producers
2. Intermediation and the development of agricultural services
3. Financing of production and services
4. National policy on services and apex organizations
12. Expected results (outputs)
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency Leading: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Cooperate:
15. Status of the project 3 1.Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems One of the main project risks relate to lack of ownership and involvement by groups and professional agricultural organizations in steering the proposed development approach
17. Person in charge Name:Rakotondratsima HAINGO e-mail:
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