The Réseau des Formateurs pour l'Agriculture et le Développement Rural à Madagascar, or FARMADA, is continuing the process of standardizing its member training centers. It helps training centers, trainers and farmers who offer training courses to take advantage of the certification they already possess, by proceeding with the process of validation of acquired experience, or the VAE of this system today.

The results of the study on maize, bean, cassava and potato seeds were discussed on May 4, 2023 at the headquarters of the Centre de Recherche Appliquée au Développement Rural or FOFIFA in Ampandrianomby. The three regions where the study was conducted were Analamanga, Itasy and Vakinakaratra.

The cooperative "Landy Avotra" in Kelifaritra, Rural Commune of Ambohitrabiby, District of Antananarivo-Avaradrano still keeps good quality products, techniques inherited from parents in the past, in the craft of silk.

The challenge set for the project "Sustainable Landscapes in Eastern Madagascar" has been met, in terms of farmers' capacity to cope with climate change defined in 2022. A total of 174 small-scale projects have been implemented during this period. More than 17,800 households benefited from training in sustainable agricultural techniques. The target was far exceeded, reaching a rate of 153%. Farmers are encouraged to grow cash and food crops to prevent deforestation in order to mitigate the difficulties caused by the impact of COVID-19 and climate change.

To have a constant conscience without reproach

Message of the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar. “I strive to have a clear conscience before God and men” (Acts 24,16)

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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