Madagascar

GIEWS Country Brief: Madagascar - 8 April 2011

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FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Passing of cyclone Bingiza in February caused flooding in north-eastern and south-eastern districts, damaging paddy fields

  • However, southern areas have received generally favourable rains throughout the agricultural season, supporting crop development

  • Rice prices decreased in recent months, but remain at high levels

  • Damage caused by cyclone Bingiza prolongs lean period of the affected households