MAHAVOTRA 2 - Forestry, agroforestry and land use planning in Madagascar - Itasy region

Start
July 2016
End
July 2019
Project cost
1 300 000 €
Role in the project
Partenaire

Countries

Madagascar

Fields

Agriculture Spatial Planning Degradation-Restoration Forest Remote sensing

Main goals

The overall objective is to contribute to the agricultural development of the Itasy Region and to improve territorial planning and management in the Itasy Region.

More specifically, it aims at an evolution of agriculture through a global restoration of the agroecological environment through a local network of service providers and the valorization of developed territory. It also aims to enhance the added value of agricultural products through the creation of three incubators in agro-transformation. It integrates a strengthening of local authorities in their capacities of territorial planning and management, so that they can guide the actors of the regional development, in particular by relaying the scalling-up actions of the service provision reinforced by the project.

Specific objectives

The Mahavotra project (phase 2) has two specific objectives:
SO1. Improve agricultural production systems by developing sustainable local agricultural services and rehabilitating farmland
SO2. Strengthen local communities in their capacity to manage their territorial development and measure the effects and impact on the natural environment

Beneficiaries

Farmers of the Itasy Region, Communes, Itasy Region, Deconcentrated Technical Services of the State of Madagascar

Results

R1. A network of agricultural service providers, Master Farmers, is sustainable
R2. The added value of products from managed agricultural areas is increased by the development of local agro-processing services
R3. Agricultural, agroforestry and forest areas are developed and managed
R4. The environmental and economic effects of the project are measured and quantified
R5. Regional planning and management capacities of the Region are strengthened
R6. Municipalities elaborate their Communal Development Plan (CDP)

Activities

A1. Supporting the Master-Operators in the development of their service activities and in the network structuring of the Master-Operators (1 structured network of 320 Master-Operators renders quality services to 2000 farms)
A2. Set up 1 business incubator in agro-processing and train and support agro-processing entrepreneurs
A3. Design plans for the management of forest areas, monitor plantations and train forest management (1500 ha of managed agricultural land during phase 1 and 2 project duration and micro-forest management guides are developed)
A4. Assess the environmental and socio-economic impact of adopting agroecological practices and develop medium-term scenarios (the carbon sequestration potential in soil and wood is assessed and a climate impact calculator and socio-economic allows to analyze different scenarios of planning and management of land)
A5. Initiate and support the establishment of a Regional Geographical Information System (a GIS diagnostic, training cycles with stakeholders in the Region, a regional database and cartographic references are conceived and produced, the regional GIS cell Itasy is created and functional)
A6. Elaborate Municipal Planning Schemes for two municipalities in the Region

Related resources

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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

Diagnosis of resources and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Itasy Region

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala
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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

History and achievements of the regional GIS in Itasy

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala
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Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Climate, Degradation-Restoration, Forest

Impact of agroecological practices on soil organic carbon sequestration using synchronic and diachronic approaches on ferralsols and andosols…

Rakotovao Harisoa Narindra, Ramifehiarivo Nandrianina, Razakamanarivo Ramarson Herintsitohaina, Grinand Clovis, Razafimbelo Tantely Maminiaina
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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

Forest micro-stands management guide

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala
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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

Outcome report of the component 4 - Environmental and economic effects of forest plantations

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala
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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

Forest plantation diagnosis of the Mahavotra project

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala
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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

Measurement protocol - Pre-assessment of carbon sequestration planted species biomass

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala
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Spatial Planning, Degradation-Restoration, Forest, Remote sensing

Report of identification of agro-ecological systems by remote sensing in Itasy Region

Clovis Grinand, Telina Randrianary, Sedera Andriamisaintsoa, Fety Rakotomalala

Related people

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Project Manager

Clovis Grinand

PhD in "Information Systems for the Localized Management of the Territories", from AgroParisTech, Engref and SupAgro, he is expert in remote sensing, pedology, forestry, agronomy, geomophology and modeling on projects related to forestry and agriculture, development of innovative tools, scientific publications, impact measurement studies

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Project Officer

Fety Abel Rakotomalala

Currently a PhD student, he holds a DEA of Physics, specialised in "geophysics, remote sensing and GIS" from the Faculty of Sciences of Antananarivo in Madagascar (IOGA). He brings his expertise to the impacts of deforestation, above-ground biomass mapping and scenario development of carbon emissions

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