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Voanjo donga : Peanut variety more widely grown in Madagascar

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Voanjo donga : Peanut variety more widely grown in Madagascar

Increasing groundnut production in different regions

Voanjo donga, a new peanut species in Madagascar, is gaining popularity for its higher oil content.

This variety is viewed as a solution for boosting production in the Amoron’i Mania region. Funded by the African Development Bank, the project is part of an emergency initiative to enhance food production in Madagascar (Purpa).

Two districts received over 500 kg of voanjo donga seeds, in collaboration with the National Center for Applied Research in Rural Development (Fofifa). Suzelin Ratohiarijaona, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, emphasized the importance of promoting these improved seeds, as showcased in local field schools. Recently, the ministerial delegation visited Soavina, a rural commune, to meet with about twenty basic seed producers, including the Miotisoa organization.

This year’s goal is to produce 10 tonnes of voanjo donga seeds. With the support of Fofifa and the Purpa project, local producers receive financial aid to increase agricultural production and stimulate the local economy, fostering the growth of companies that process peanut by-products.

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