Madagascar: Drought - Jun 2000

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In Madagascar, the drought caused sharp declines in yields of maize, cassava and sweet potatoes. The following regions were affected by drought, and experiencing yields reduction of rice, maize and cassava: the Lake Aloatra Region (covering the Sub-Prefectures of Ambatondrazaka, Amparafaravola and Andilamena); the Central East Coast Region (covering the Sub-Predectures of Vatomandry, Mahanoro, Marolambo, Antanambao and Manamposty); and the Vakinankaratra Region (covering Antsirabe, Faratsiho, Antanifosty and Betafo). (OCHA, 7 Jun 2000)

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