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05 Sep 2017 description

COUNTRY CONTEXT

The year 20 16 has still been one of slow recovery from the five-year political crisis (2009-20 14). The country's holding ofthe COMESA's Heads of State Summit in October 20 17, and the International Summit of Ia Francophonie in November 20 16 have been unanimously saluted as successes that have put Madagascar back on the map.

27 Jan 2017 description

Antsirabe, le 27 janvier 2017 : Afin de réduire la vulnérabilité des populations face aux effets néfastes et pervers du changement climatique et des phénomènes météorologiques, le PNUD a procédé au lancement à Antsirabe du projet « Amélioration des capacités d’adaptation et de résilience face au changement climatique dans les communautés rurales à Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Andrefana ».

27 Jan 2017 description

Launch of the project “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

06 Jan 2017 description

By Nadine Kueng, Climate Centre, Madagascar*

The Fagnavodrevo project in Madagascar’s north-west Sofia region is being implemented by the Malagasy Red Cross (MRC) and supported by the German Red Cross, and is aimed at strengthening the resilience and disaster management capacity of 23 communities and more than 30,000 people in an area prone to floods and cyclones.

13 Dec 2016 description

Madagascar - IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The project is funded by IOM Development Fund (IDF) and will be implemented through February 2018 in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia.

02 Dec 2016 description

Paris accueille du 1er au 2 décembre, la Conférence des Bailleurs et des Investisseurs (CBI) pour Madagascar organisée par l’Etat malagasy avec l’appui du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD), l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’éducation, la science, et la culture (UNESCO), la Banque Africaine pour le Développement (BAD), et la Banque mondiale.

31 Oct 2016 description

31 October 2016

Today, I concluded my mission to Madagascar, which began on 25 October. During my visit, I met with a wide range of people, including government ministers and officials, civil society organizations, academics, agencies of the United Nations, and the newly established National Human Rights Commission. I participated in meetings in Antanananivo, Moramanga, and Andasibe, and I visited the Andasibe Mantadia National Park.

I would like to thank the Government for its invitation, and for the warmth and openness of everyone I met on this visit.

05 Aug 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

AMBOASARY, Madagascar, Aug 4 2016 (IPS) - Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who are devastated after losing an estimated 80 percent of their crops during the recent May/June harvesting season to the ongoing drought here, said to be the most severe in 35 years.

She lives in Tsarampioke village in Berenty, Amboasary district in the Anosy region, which is one of the three most affected regions, the other two being Androy and Atsimo Andrefana.

13 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

AMBOVOMBE, Madagascar, Jul 8 2016 (IPS) - Voahevetse Fotetse can easily pass for a three-year-old even though he is six and a pupil at Ankilimafaitsy Primary School in Ambovombe district, Androy region, one of the most severely affected by the ongoing drought in the South of Madagascar.

“Fotetse is just like many of the pupils here who, due to chronic malnutrition, are much too small for their age, they are too short and too thin,” explains Seraphine Sasara, the school’s director.

01 Apr 2016 description

RESUME EXECUTIF

Le Grand Sud de Madagascar est habité de 1,8 millions d’habitants, c’est une zone aride qui ne reçoit qu’une moyenne annuelle de 500 mm de pluies. Le taux de pauvreté y atteint jusqu’à 90%, c’est le plus élevé du pays ; le taux de malnutrition chronique chez les enfants moins de 5 ans se situe entre 32% à 40%, et le taux moyen d’insécurité alimentaire chronique est également parmi les plus élevés du pays. En février 2016, une situation d’urgence humanitaire s’est de nouveau installée dans le Grand Sud du pays.

05 Dec 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climate change is making Madagascar increasing vulnerable to natural disasters such as cyclones and droughts which hamper development efforts.

  • These disasters, which devastate staple crops such as rice, significantly jeopardize the country’s food security.

  • With support from the World Bank, Madagascar is adapting irrigation infrastructure to climate change to preserve agriculture, the livelihood of 90% of the population.

22 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Les zones protégées sont un point fort de la gestion des ressources naturelles de Madagascar, et jouent un rôle stratégique dans l'économie du pays et sa capacité à résister aux conditions météorologiques extrêmes.

  • Cependant, l'agriculture sur brûlis et la pression persistante sur les ressources forestières ont conduit à l'érosion et à une sédimentation accrue qui affecte les rendements agricoles.

21 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protected areas are a bright spot in the management of Madagascar’s natural resources, and play a strategic role in the country’s economy and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.

  • However, slash and burn agriculture and persistent pressure on forest resources have led to widespread erosion and sedimentation that affects agricultural yields.

  • In the rice fields of Marovoay, as in the protected area of Ankarafantsika, people are calling for more integrated approaches to conservation and development.

23 Mar 2015 description

Le gouvernement malgache a organisé mardi un atelier de sensibilisation des décideurs politiques dans l'objectif de faire avancer son processus de plan national d’adaptation (PNA) et renforcer la planification stratégique nationale pour préparer, répondre et s’adapter aux effets des changements climatiques à moyen et long termes, dans le contexte des inondations qui ont récemment sérieusement affecté le pays.

30 Sep 2014 description

Regional Overview

According to FEWSNET, regional cereal production estimates for 2013/14 show an increased availability by 17 per cent above last year and 19 per cent above the past five-year average. Cereal production is also 2 per cent above the regional annual requirements.

In Focus: Southern Africa Climate Outlook

13 May 2013 description

The African Development Bank, renewed its support for climate change resilience in Madagascar, Benin and Angola in accessing US $17.8 million of adaptation finance in the form of grants from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) during the second quarter of 2013. It follows the approval last March of US $18.6 million for three water and sanitation projects.

21 Feb 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The regional armyworm outbreak has been largely contained.

  • A plan has been drawn up to address the locust outbreak in Madagascar, but it requires funding.

  • Early warning systems save lives in Mozambique and Madagascar.

16 Jan 2013 description
report IRIN

AMBOASARY, 16 janvier 2013 (IRIN) - Les forêts sèches d'épineux du sud de Madagascar possèdent un écosystème unique au monde. Or, elles sont de plus en plus menacées par les habitants de cette région aride touchée par l'insécurité alimentaire, qui coupent les arbres pour faire de la place pour leurs cultures et produire du charbon.