ASARA is a four-year food security project funded by the European Union. It is implemented in 21 communes of Betroka, southern Madagascar. ASARA promotes agriculture and livestock production, rural infrastructure, and improves access to markets and agricultural inputs.
ADRA is working in partnership with AIM (Action Intercooperation Madagascar) and Manambina, a local NGO in Bekily to implement ASARA.
The project has three main areas of work. First, the project works with the CSA (Centre de Service Agricole) and the private sector to increase access to services and agricultural supplies for farmers. Secondly, it introduces new agricultural techniques and technologies to increase production, especially through the use of improved seeds. Techniques are showcased in demo fields. Finally, ASARA improves hydro-agricultural instructure such as irrigation canals and dams