Farming Madagaskar

At the moment Vetonagroup Enterprises owns 18 hectares of land in the villages of Antanafootsy and Brickaville in Madagascar.

This land includes two rice fields, a field with 100 clove trees and a vanilla field. 12 hectares will be fenced in February 2019 and prepared for implanting potatoes, carrots and onions.

On two hectares of the terrain in the surroundings of the village, houses have been built in which people working on building the hotel and 8 bungalows, will be able to spend the night. The kick-off of this construction is planned around the half of March. Plans follow.

Soon 15 hectares will be purchased and negotiations are pending for another 82 ha.

Rice is the main dish in Madagascar. Vegetables are quite expensive for its poor population.

Therefore, the goal is to improve food supply and economic progress. Marketing more vegetables will decrease prices of those highly priced vegetables, hence this will enable the poor population to enjoy a healthy dinner as well.

The purchased land will be the basis for educational purposes: to learn the population how to grow vegetables and fruit and how to work with livestock grown for production.

After 2,5 to 3 months a ton per item per day can be sold, which equals 3,000,000 ariary or 900 euros. Madagascar’s climate brings between 25-35 degrees Celsius on an average causing the crops to grow continuously. The reason why multiple harvests can be yielded. Furthermore, we keep in mind:

  • Grapes (2 hectares)
  • Cloves (3000 bushes)
  • Lychee (250 trees)
  • Mango (250 trees)
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Chicory
  • Vanilla plants
  • Saffron