The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and the NGO PPC Madagascar are working to meet the challenge of training one million people over 5 years to master the Pfumvudza farming method. The results obtained in just one agricultural year are a sign of success, as the Ivato showcase demonstrates.


Some 1,500 people were trained over a 6-month period. The authorities are currently training over 400 trainers to train people interested in this farming method in many different regions. The training began in July and is being carried out in waves. The training lasts 5 days and is free of charge.

There are criteria for taking part," says Mr. Mamy Razanakolona, a Pfumvudza trainer and informant. In addition to the age limit, there is another criterion for becoming a Pfumvudza trainer, namely holding a bachelor's degree.

Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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