Fararano, which means "harvest season" in Malagasy, is part of a $75 million, two-pronged USAID Food For Peace program in Madagascar expected to directly benefit more than 620,000 people in the country. The CRS-led Fararano project aims to reduce food insecurity and chronic under nutrition and increase resilience in four USAID priority regions of Madagascar, including the country’s eastern coast, which endures frequent hurricanes. By integrating agriculture, nutrition and resilience activities, Fararano will significantly improve nutrition and livelihoods. NCBA CLUSA will provide technical support throughout the life of the project.
As a technical partner, NCBA CLUSA’s goal is to increase and diversify incomes by linking local producers to national and international markets. Specifically, NCBA CLUSA will impact 360 producer organizations and train more than 1,300 lead farmers. It will also work with private sector Community-Based Service Providers to provide training in improved production and post-harvest techniques.
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