13 January 2011
An FAO/WFP mission, comprising Ministry of Agriculture technical staff and WFP/FAO consultants, was conducted in Madagascar from 28 June to 31 July 2010 to evaluate the harvests and the state of food security in the country in the 2009/10 agricultural season. The mission’s remit was to identify and evaluate the factors influencing agricultural production, such as rainfall, plant diseases and pests, the supply of agricultural inputs, farmer supervision, the marketing circuits and the households’ conditions of access to staple foods. In its report, it was tasked with drawing up a balance sheet of the nationwide cereals supply and demand, identifying the zones and the households prone to food insecurity, and proposing appropriate solutions.
20 August 2009
WFP and FAO organised a joint mission to assess the national food situation. The evaluation, which focused on the southern part of the island, was implemented in two main phases.