Comprehensive review and valuation of the Post - Harvest Loss Management (PHLM) policies context, food security and agriculture value chain in each of the countries assessed, including other relevant regional initiatives case of Madagascar

Publication date: 
30 September 2014
Author: 
Espace Salohy

Country overview of agriculture:

  • Malagasy agriculture revolves around rice
  • 85% of farmer, more than 2 millions practice  rice
  • Rice in area of over 1.2 millions hectare (60% cultivated land)
  • Growth of 10.8% of rice production in 2009, following implementation of Green Revolution and practice of culture against the season
  • Importation 200,000 tonnes rice per year