Madagascar - Country Programme
Madagascar ranks second among countries most exposed to climatic shocks in Africa. It is regularly affected by cyclones, floods and droughts. The east coast is most vulnerable to the destruction of food crops leading to malnutrition and loss of agriculture based livelihoods. Tropical storm Hubert which struck the country in March 2010 killed 86 people and destroyed 60 600 ha of rice and 33 660 ha of other food crops due to flooding. FAO RRCU Madagascar has provided cereal and vegetable seeds, tools and phytosanitary products to enable rural households in the south east to re-start agricultural production. FAO is also involved in the development and production of resilient seed varieties and contingency stocking.
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Cyclones and floods regularly hit the high risk areas of northeast and eastern Madagascar, with wind and water inflicting serious damage. This often leads to injuries and loss of human lives as well as the destruction of food