CONTEXT

- The zebu is an emblematic animal associated with the Malagasy identity, a key resource for agricultural works and a vehicle for savings and investments
- The zebu is one of the main sources of animal proteins (85% of the total)
- Global warming entails water and food shortages affecting the zebus
- Lack of competences and sensitization of small farmers

 

INTEGRATED APPROACH RELYING ON THREE PILLARS

Pasture valorization
> Use of endogenous species
> Seasonal management practices in the fields

Construction of 250 drinking troughs in priority areas

Protection of females and calves
> Fodder crops and leguminous plants near the yards for females and calves

 

SCOPE

MADAGASCAR

 

BUDGET

USD 3,7 millions over 3 years (2017 – 2020)

 

IMPACTS & NEXT STEPS

Sustainable impact
Provision of better quality proteins thanks to healthier livestock
Increased reproduction in zebu herds due to better feeding (more food of better quality)
Improvement of livestock management skills and sensitization to the impact of global warming

Next steps
Establish a partnership platform: local authorities for agricultural development, federations of small farmers, Donors

 

The "AAA" initiative can help the project by identifying potential partners and financing sources