Ambatovy is Supporting a Capacity Building Training Series for Farmers Living in Brickaville and Toamasina II.

usager Members of farmers’ association during pratical training sessions.

Ambatovy is continuing to provide technical support for the farmers’ associations in the Districts of Brickaville and Toamasina II to build their organizational, structural and technical capacities. The members of ten agricultural cooperatives, operating mainly in poultry farming as well as in turmeric, corn and fruit tree cultivation, are currently following a training series, funded by Ambatovy, on leadership, the life of cooperatives, and the current legislation that is governing them. The training, organized in collaboration with the Regional Directorate of Industry of the Atsinanana Region, started in December 2017 and will end in mid-February 2018. To enable all the members to participate, the training sessions have been held at the cooperatives’ headquarters. Another training series for Water Users Associations (WUA) has been held, in parallel with those workshops, in the area of each association’s site, from December 2017 to mid-February 2018. These training sessions, provided in collaboration with the Rural Engineering Service of the Regional Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock of the Atsinanana Region, focus on hydro-agricultural network management and maintenance. It is to be noted that, to date, Ambatovy has supported the creation of 35 WUA, a dozen of which are based in the District of Toamasina II, with the remaining in Brickaville.