In September the consortium AFC, GOPA, PROMAN and I&D starts the implementation phase of the project “Technical Assistance to the program AFAFI Nord” financed by the EU with an overall budget of more than EUR 5,3 Mio. The program AFAFI Nord aims to promote an inclusive agricultural sector in the North of Madagascar. Based on the principle of ownership, the consortium supports the Malagasy government and public services on central and regional level in identifying and implementing the right measures to achieve the program’s objective. Therefore, a kick off workshop is planned at the beginning of September in Antananarivo where our key team will start their work and intensive exchange sessions between representatives of the EU, the consortium and the government will take place. Virginie Duthoit and Susana Zschocke will support the project from Bonn.