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Madagascar - South-West Region Agricultural Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (PRIASO) - Appraisal Report
The project aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population of the South-West Region of Madagascar. These conditions have deteriorated considerably as a result of reduced pro-poor spending following the political crisis in the country since 2009, as well as the region’s extreme vulnerability to climate change (CC), with increasingly frequent cyclones and droughts. The major expected outcomes of the project include: (i) support for the development of 13,400 hectares of land; (ii) construction of 74 km of main canals; (iii) rehabilitation of 40 km of protection dyke on 5,800 ha of irrigated land; (iv) construction of 32 km of feeder roads; (v) construction of 12 water boreholes; (vi) construction of 12 warehouses; (vii) construction of three (3) rural markets; and (viii) support for the issuance of title deeds to farmers occupying an area of 5,000 ha. The project will be beneficial to a population of almost 105,000 inhabitants, half of whom are women. The project will generate an additional production of about 55,000 tonnes of cereals. The total project cost stands at about UA 32 million. The project will be implemented over a 5-year period.