Madagascar: Food Access Becomes Critical

Published on 09 July 2009

In Madagascar, where more than 70 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, food insecurity has reached alarming levels. According to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), chronic food insecurity affects 65 percent of the population, in addition to another eight percent during the annual lean season. Nearly one of every two children in this Indian Ocean nation suffers from nutritional stunting, while another 42 percent are underweight.

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