The garden is located in Andreagnavo Fokotony de Ambalavolomay, a rural township in Andranovovivato, Vohibato, Haute Matsiatra region. As the crow flies, it is 31.2 km to the southwest of Fianarantsoa. To get there, you need to take the no. 7 state road towards Tulear, and the garden is on the right as you face Tulear.
The garden is tended by three families, with a total of 17 people who benefit from the project.
There are two kinds of ground: – the rice paddy, about 50 ares, for rice, out-of-season vegetables and traditional fish farming. – the “morotambina”, 25 ares, for seasonal growing of corn and beans and sometimes vegetables. Watering the vegetables in the morotambina is difficult because there is no available water.
Production is generally intended for personal consumption and when they need money urgently, they sell their produce in the Ambalavao or Andranovorivato market.
In the main, the people in charge of the garden grow: potatoes (solanum sp, solanaceae), “anamamy” (solanum sp, solanaceae), peas, coffee, oranges, peppers, courgettes, “ramireba”, “ veromanitra”, pineapple, “voatavo” (cucurba sp, cucurbitaceae), cucumber.
Village of Andreagnavo, Fokotony de Ambalamaharavo, a rural township in Andranovorivato, Vohibato, Haute Matsiatra