The visited zone is like Malagasy’s landscape. There are many similarities in term of climate, vegetation, topography and crops cultivated such as rice, cassava, potato, sugar cane, … However, the whole arable soils having farming vocation are cultivated with bamboo even in a slope.
It is noted during the field visit that the living conditions of the rural population are really improved: construction of more comfortable dwelling house equipped with a biogas system; the majority of the household have the satellite television and there is the food self-sufficiency of the households as well. The children go to the school and the population profits from an access to the medical care of proximity.
The efforts carried out by the beneficiaries are impressive: plantation of bamboos on the slopes of mountains and participation in the building work of roads and infrastructures under difficult conditions. But there is also the contribution of the members of the community having migrated towards the cities partly ensures also the financing infrastructures. That ensures a income transfer from the economic growth to the rural areas.
In addition, the field visit allowed to note the development of the electrification of the remote rural zones. Almost the whole of the households in China profits from electricity. And the peasants also live in full safety.
We could appreciate the improvement of the standard of living of the minorities and we were convinced that all of them will be able ensure food security for the future.