We aim to evaluate the field performance of selected rice breeding lines developed at JIRCAS on farmer’s fields of several rice producing areas of Madagascar. Therefore, I traveled to Madagascar to establish the field experiments for the 2019-2020 cropping season. Together with our project counterparts (C/Ps) we have sown a set of selected breeding lines (under lowland and upland conditions) to confirm both their field performance (yield), and suitability for the target regions partly through farmers’ participatory approach (for variety selection). In addition, we have sown plot trials for initial inspection and collection of descriptors for release of new varieties. Furthermore, I contributed to the capacity development regarding molecular breeding by performing a short training on extraction of high-quality DNA in our Project laboratory.