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Vanilla cooperatives

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Vanilla cooperatives

Madagascar

Inclusive value chains

Ongoing project

Donors : Fondation General Mills

Duration : 72 months

Budget : 1 665 000 USD

Context

Vanilla is an agricultural commodity that is produced in small quantities worldwide and is therefore highly exposed to fluctuations in supply and demand. Price volatility is extreme, with prices increasing up to 20-fold between the lowest and highest levels of the cycles. At the low end of the cycles, producers struggle to survive. At the peak of the cycles, security conditions in the production areas are severely degraded.

Goals

  • Support producers and safeguard the quality of Malagasy vanilla through the structuring of vanilla producers into groups in the SAVA region.   
  • Develop and disseminate ecologically sustainable agricultural practices compatible with vanilla cultivation at the level of smallholders
  • Strengthen the resilience of vanilla-producing communities in anticipation of economic shocks linked to falling prices
  • Promote social and economic inclusion at the community level with an increased focus on gender and children

Beneficiaries

  • 570 vanilla producers are directly supported in the formation of groups and benefit from technical, managerial and financial management training,
  • 1800 producers benefit indirectly from the project.