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Recent assistance

The Country Strategy Paper for Madagascar (2002-2007) gave priority to road infrastructure and rural development under 9th EDF funding.

After 2002, aid projects focussed on the southern regions (Fianarantsoa and Toliara), identified as the poorest.

Main improvements:

  • road infrastructure, particularly between the capital and the four main ports, and to areas producing goods for export
  • export networks (by diversifying horticulture, standardising agriculture, promoting cash crops and monitoring fisheries)
  • productivity in rural areas (through micro financing, agricultural services)
  • emergence of leaders in rural areas
  • evolution of cooperation with the EU towards directly financed, small-scale projects; land management and planning

For further details on projects and programmes in Madagascar financed by the European Development Fund (EDF) and the general budget of the EU, please visit the project's section of the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Madagascar.

Other sources of information

More information on EU relations with Madagascar is available on the pages of the Delegation of the European Union to Madagascar, which is also responsible for co-operation activities in the country.

Information on trade and external relations with the ACP region can be found on the websites of the Directorate-General for Trade and the EU External Action Service.

Last update: 15/10/2013 | Top