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Madagascar - FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, October 2015


Madagascar - FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, October 2015

The 2014/15 main cropping season (October-June) was acutely affected by tropical cyclones Chedza and Fundi, which struck the country in January and February 2015. These cyclones were preceded and followed by rainfall deficits during the cropping season, with extended drought conditions in the southern regions. Given the uncertain production outcomes in 2015 on account of the adverse weather, the Government of Madagascar requested a joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), which benefited from technical and logistical support from the Direction de la Statistique Agricole, de la Planification et du Suivi-Evaluation (DSAPSE) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MinAgri). The Mission’s remit was to identify and evaluate factors impacting on agricultural production in 2014/15, estimate national cereal production and assess the overall food security situation in the country.