• Project to improve agroecology training at the Institut Privée de Formation (IPF) KAOURA MATAMEYE

    Project to improve agroecology training at the Institut Privée de Formation (IPF) KAOURA MATAMEYE

    • Durée24 months
    • Pays MembresNiger
    • Liens externes du projet
    • Partenaires Financiers
    • Partenaire TechniquesThe center's partners are the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training, rural producers' organizations, technical services (agriculture, livestock, environment, hydraulics), training institutions, public (Zinder, Tillabéry, Maradi and Diffa
    • Budget€124,045.296 of which €19,289.374 own contribution, i.e. 15% of total project costs
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Institut Privé de Formations IPF KAOURA Matamèye was created by Order N° 0026 / MEP/T/SG/DGEF/DEFPTP of February 19, 2015. It provides both diploma and non-diploma training. The non-diploma training courses are relatively short and vary from three (03) days to three (03) months for the benefit of livestock auxiliaries, agricultural product processors and agricultural producers.

The establishment of these teaching units has made a major contribution to introducing learners to agroecology practices. In the area of the IFP training center (Kantché department), communities are currently facing very strong land pressure, which is leading to poverty on farmland and the disappearance of certain forest species. This project will contribute to the improvement of agroecological practices that will strengthen the integration of agricultural production systems such as market gardening, rain-fed crops, livestock farming (poultry, small and large ruminants), agroforestry, fruit arboriculture and the production of energy through biogas.

In addition, training young people in agroecology is likely to offer them new prospects for limiting the phenomenon of emigration. Faced with the effects of climate change and fluctuating market prices, improving the skills of young people and women - who generally make up the family workforce - in agroecology practices will enable them to manage natural resources more effectively and make the most of agricultural production.

The center plans to improve the capacities of technicians (in charge of training the trainers), teaching staff, the area's large-scale rural producers and certain members of Niger's RAYA KARKARA agroecological platform.

The project will also improve the quality of training by rehabilitating and equipping the practical workshops. The project plans to train many more learners per year, improve agricultural practices in the area and popularize agroecology in the municipality of Matamèye and throughout the country.

General objective: To contribute to the improvement of Agroecology training in Niger

Specific objectives

To build human resources capacity
To improve the quality of training and the annual number of agroecology trainees
To improve infrastructure at IPF KAOURA Matamèye
To reinforce teaching equipment and materials at IPF KAOURA Matamèye

The project's strategy is focused on building the capacities of rural producers and young people (male and female learners) in agroecological best practices based on the realities of the area's farming systems. In order to achieve this, specific agroecology training modules need to be developed to complement the training curriculum, and more sites and workshops need to be set up for practical work and demonstration sessions on the farm. In practical terms, this will involve carrying out a diagnostic in the Center's intervention zone to understand local agroecological practices, rehabilitating training rooms and workshops, equipping the Center's workshops with appropriate materials and equipment, monitoring/evaluating learners (young people and rural producers) during and after training, etc.

outcome 1

  • 27 center staff (trainers, teachers, administration)

outcome 2

  • 300 young learners aged 18 to 35

outcome 3

  • Training modules enriched with elements of agroecology.

outcome 4

  • Renovated infrastructure and acquired, functional teaching equipment.