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Protection and Rehabilitation of soils in Madagascar
Madagascar: ProSOL Madagascar
Description and objectives:
The project is part of a special initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) ""ONE WORLD without hunger"". ProSol's strategy is based on a multi-level intervention: Area of Action 1, aiming at the implementation of actions on tens of thousands of hectares in the Boeny region ; Area of Action 2, focuses on institutional anchoring at the national and/or decentralized level with actions integrated into plans or strategies.
Area of Action 3, is focused on the exchange of experiences at the national and international level.
Area of action 1 was assigned to the consortium ECO-Consult/GOPA. The objective of the ProSol project is to rehabilitate or protect 31,000 hectares of land severely affected or threatened by degradation, including 7,000 hectares used by small-scale farmers and 24,000 hectares of community land.
- Conduct capacity development activities for local authorities to validate and refine land use planning and develop detailed landscape use plans with appropriate agreements, as well as for stakeholders and staff of local partner institutions, particularly in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT).
- Soil rehabilitation with technical advice and through the development of local infrastructure for the supply of agricultural inputs.
- Developing measures to control erosion and promote soil fertility, including the use of agroforestry and the dissemination and adaptation of cultivation practices to manage soil fertility according to agroecological principles. Develop pasture regeneration activities in collaboration with community fire committees.
- Dissemination and adaptation of cultivation practices aimed at managing soil fertility according to agroecological principles.
The project's field activities are based on local communities, using a system of relay farmers in each commune where the project is active.
2018 - 2023