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Improved Seed for Nutrition and Food Security
for Farming Communities in Madagascar
Results of activities on the ground
January 31, 2024
All
farmers
deserve
good
seed
SSG builds seed systems by deploying funding and
technical assistance to key local actors in national seed
value chains.
SSG Operations
$ $ $ $
30% of budget
70% of budget
Component 1: Farmer Participatory Crop
Breeding
• Agro-ecology based
approaches
• Gender-balanced
selection methods
• Yield measured
under farmer
conditions
• Reduces the
likelihood of
releasing poorly-
adapted varieties
Component 2: SME Seed Companies
• Increasing the supply,
reducing the cost of
improved seed
• Opportunity for
promoting African
women seed
entrepreneurs
• Produce and sell a
wide range of crop
seed
• Village-based advisors can
reach 100 farmers each
• 100% of farmers receive 50
g sample packs
• Allowing farmers to test new
varieties at little or no risk
• Large nos. of on-farm demos
Component 3: Farmer Awareness Building
Village 1
Village 4
Village 2
Village 3
• Establishing regular,
dependable access
to improved seed for
farmers, at village
level
• Often the only
access farmers get
to new information
• Many successful
women agro-dealers
across Africa
Component 4: Rural Agro-dealers
Participatory Crop Variety Selection & Early
Generation Seed (EGS) Production:
FOFIFA and FIFAMANOR
FOFIFA: rice, beans, groundnut,
sorghum (SMIL)
EGS production: (2 MT rice, 250
kg peanuts, 72 vars. beans
tested
FIFAMANOR: potato, maize,
soybean
EGS Production: 2 MT potatoes,
2 MT maize
TOTAL EGS: 2023: 6.25 MT
Certified Seed Production:
5 Private Seed Companies (3 in
Vakinankaratra, 2 in Androy)
Vakinankaratra: Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Potato
1. AGRISEM: 25 MT seeds / 5,000 small packs
2. RELHARF: 26 MT seeds / 19,000 small packs
N.B. FIFAMANOR 1.3 MT / 500 small packs (potato)
Androy: Maize, Groundnut, Beans
3. PHILEOL: 8 MT groundnut seeds / 1,500 small packs
4. CMS Behara: 3 MT seeds / 6,200 small packs
TOTAL 2022-23: 63.3 MT seeds / 32,200 small packs
Farmer Awareness Building 2 partners: 1 per
Region Using VBA/Small pack approach
 FIFATA (Farmers Association in Vakinankaratra)
50 VBAs
 AINA (NGO) in the South
20 VBAs
 N.B. Collaboration with MinAE extension
and seed certification services.
Overall objective: establish a baseline on the access and use of improved variety
seeds as well as the level of food security and women's empowerment in the
Vakinankaratra and Androy regions.
Socio-Economic Study of Farm Households
in Vakinankaratra and Androy
RESULTS (1/3)
Indicator Values
Production
Household size
5 people (4 in Vakinankaratra and 6 in
Androy)
Average age of respondents 37 years old (65% are under 40 years old)
Proportion of respondents having agriculture as main
activity
92%
Priority crops identified in
the Vakinankaratra region (in order of priority)
Rice, potato, maize, soybeans and sweet
potato
Priority crops identified in
the South/Androy (in order of priority)
Sweet potato, cassava, groundnut, maize,
cowpea and sorghum
Main destination of crops grown Consumption and sale
RESULTS (2/3)
Indicator Values
Knowledge and Access to Improved Varieties
Valued traits of varieties (in order of priority)
High yield, rapid growth (earliness), drought
& pest/disease resistance, high demand,
high germination rate.
Knowledge and Access to Improved Seeds
Main sources of seed supply
Previous harvest, local market, relatives or
neighbours
Proportion using informal sources of seed
Corn (56%), rice (69%), cowpea (64%),
peanut (62%), soybean (58%)
Main modes of seed acquisition Recycling and cash purchase
Access to desired seeds
50% of farmers do not have access to the
desired seeds.
Proportion of producers who renew their seeds each year 19%
Willingness to pay per kilo of seed Same price as local seeds
RESULTS (2/3)
Indicator Values
Income and Its Main Sources
Main sources of income
Annual crops, livestock, market gardening,
trade.
Average annual income
Vakinankaratra: $US765
Androy: $US331
Food Insecurity
Food insecurity in both regions is characterized by: frequent dietary restrictions, even at times
thought to be rich in food supply (July-August-September); and, a monotonous diet, mostly based
on cereals, roots and tubers, almost free of protein products and fruits.
Women Empowerment
Women have limited autonomy; responsible for the management of the household and still
devotes much of her time to farming activities. 20% are subject to the approval of the husband or
a third person of the community for the use of the credit or for the choice crops to plant; their
mobility is restricted (72% are allowed to go out only accompanied). But 50% state they are
emancipated because they belong to a social group.
Globally Mandated Institution for
potato and sweetpotato systems
Designated by USAID as a Category 1 Public International Organization under ADS 308
Access to varieties
foundation for
seed autonomy and
agricultural/food system
resilience
further enhanced when
combine root/tuber with
true seed crops,
hence SSG partnership
Breed potato and sweetpotato varieties for robustness/resilience
OPEN PUBLIC GOOD
Released potato varieties in Africa
Why Potato in Madagascar
Pillar of food, economic and nutrition security
DEMAND IS HIGH
Seed system is highly underdeveloped, despite diverse varieties
and essential infrastructure
With support/capdev for seed producers, FIFAMANOR, farmers
Unleash the potential of potato in Madagascar
 Produces more nutritious calories per unit time, land, resource
and water than grain crops
 Nutritious powerhouse: potassium Vit C, B vitamins, fiber, iron
 Where farmers can access seed/grow potato they do!
 Suitable varieties for the highlands and winter production
throughout Madagascar
 Basket of technologies for seed production and farmers
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Improved Seed for Nutrition and Food Security for Farming Communities in Madagascar

  • 1. Improved Seed for Nutrition and Food Security for Farming Communities in Madagascar Results of activities on the ground January 31, 2024 All farmers deserve good seed
  • 2. SSG builds seed systems by deploying funding and technical assistance to key local actors in national seed value chains. SSG Operations $ $ $ $ 30% of budget 70% of budget
  • 3. Component 1: Farmer Participatory Crop Breeding • Agro-ecology based approaches • Gender-balanced selection methods • Yield measured under farmer conditions • Reduces the likelihood of releasing poorly- adapted varieties
  • 4. Component 2: SME Seed Companies • Increasing the supply, reducing the cost of improved seed • Opportunity for promoting African women seed entrepreneurs • Produce and sell a wide range of crop seed
  • 5. • Village-based advisors can reach 100 farmers each • 100% of farmers receive 50 g sample packs • Allowing farmers to test new varieties at little or no risk • Large nos. of on-farm demos Component 3: Farmer Awareness Building Village 1 Village 4 Village 2 Village 3
  • 6. • Establishing regular, dependable access to improved seed for farmers, at village level • Often the only access farmers get to new information • Many successful women agro-dealers across Africa Component 4: Rural Agro-dealers
  • 7. Participatory Crop Variety Selection & Early Generation Seed (EGS) Production: FOFIFA and FIFAMANOR FOFIFA: rice, beans, groundnut, sorghum (SMIL) EGS production: (2 MT rice, 250 kg peanuts, 72 vars. beans tested FIFAMANOR: potato, maize, soybean EGS Production: 2 MT potatoes, 2 MT maize TOTAL EGS: 2023: 6.25 MT
  • 8. Certified Seed Production: 5 Private Seed Companies (3 in Vakinankaratra, 2 in Androy) Vakinankaratra: Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Potato 1. AGRISEM: 25 MT seeds / 5,000 small packs 2. RELHARF: 26 MT seeds / 19,000 small packs N.B. FIFAMANOR 1.3 MT / 500 small packs (potato) Androy: Maize, Groundnut, Beans 3. PHILEOL: 8 MT groundnut seeds / 1,500 small packs 4. CMS Behara: 3 MT seeds / 6,200 small packs TOTAL 2022-23: 63.3 MT seeds / 32,200 small packs
  • 9. Farmer Awareness Building 2 partners: 1 per Region Using VBA/Small pack approach  FIFATA (Farmers Association in Vakinankaratra) 50 VBAs  AINA (NGO) in the South 20 VBAs  N.B. Collaboration with MinAE extension and seed certification services.
  • 10. Overall objective: establish a baseline on the access and use of improved variety seeds as well as the level of food security and women's empowerment in the Vakinankaratra and Androy regions. Socio-Economic Study of Farm Households in Vakinankaratra and Androy
  • 11. RESULTS (1/3) Indicator Values Production Household size 5 people (4 in Vakinankaratra and 6 in Androy) Average age of respondents 37 years old (65% are under 40 years old) Proportion of respondents having agriculture as main activity 92% Priority crops identified in the Vakinankaratra region (in order of priority) Rice, potato, maize, soybeans and sweet potato Priority crops identified in the South/Androy (in order of priority) Sweet potato, cassava, groundnut, maize, cowpea and sorghum Main destination of crops grown Consumption and sale
  • 12. RESULTS (2/3) Indicator Values Knowledge and Access to Improved Varieties Valued traits of varieties (in order of priority) High yield, rapid growth (earliness), drought & pest/disease resistance, high demand, high germination rate. Knowledge and Access to Improved Seeds Main sources of seed supply Previous harvest, local market, relatives or neighbours Proportion using informal sources of seed Corn (56%), rice (69%), cowpea (64%), peanut (62%), soybean (58%) Main modes of seed acquisition Recycling and cash purchase Access to desired seeds 50% of farmers do not have access to the desired seeds. Proportion of producers who renew their seeds each year 19% Willingness to pay per kilo of seed Same price as local seeds
  • 13. RESULTS (2/3) Indicator Values Income and Its Main Sources Main sources of income Annual crops, livestock, market gardening, trade. Average annual income Vakinankaratra: $US765 Androy: $US331 Food Insecurity Food insecurity in both regions is characterized by: frequent dietary restrictions, even at times thought to be rich in food supply (July-August-September); and, a monotonous diet, mostly based on cereals, roots and tubers, almost free of protein products and fruits. Women Empowerment Women have limited autonomy; responsible for the management of the household and still devotes much of her time to farming activities. 20% are subject to the approval of the husband or a third person of the community for the use of the credit or for the choice crops to plant; their mobility is restricted (72% are allowed to go out only accompanied). But 50% state they are emancipated because they belong to a social group.
  • 14. Globally Mandated Institution for potato and sweetpotato systems Designated by USAID as a Category 1 Public International Organization under ADS 308 Access to varieties foundation for seed autonomy and agricultural/food system resilience further enhanced when combine root/tuber with true seed crops, hence SSG partnership Breed potato and sweetpotato varieties for robustness/resilience OPEN PUBLIC GOOD Released potato varieties in Africa
  • 15. Why Potato in Madagascar Pillar of food, economic and nutrition security DEMAND IS HIGH Seed system is highly underdeveloped, despite diverse varieties and essential infrastructure With support/capdev for seed producers, FIFAMANOR, farmers Unleash the potential of potato in Madagascar  Produces more nutritious calories per unit time, land, resource and water than grain crops  Nutritious powerhouse: potassium Vit C, B vitamins, fiber, iron  Where farmers can access seed/grow potato they do!  Suitable varieties for the highlands and winter production throughout Madagascar  Basket of technologies for seed production and farmers