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The Uncertain Market Integration of Family Farms in Madagascar

  • Nicole Andrianirina
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The world is looking for development options to reduce high poverty rates in rural areas through improved performance of agricultural production in a way that would meet the food requirements of populations and, at the same time, promote economic welfare while minimizing environmental costs. Indeed, the World Bank summarized a capitalization of these options on the basis of empirical results and case studies from several countries (World Bank 2007). While noteworthy achievements in the sub-Saharan region are far and few between, some observations at ‘local’ levels allow us to identify and study positive developments. This is the case of the Lake Alaotra area in Madagascar, in the east-central part of the island.

The Lake Alaotra area supplies nearly 20% of the rice sold in Madagascar, and occupies a strategic place in the country’s economy1and socio-political environment. The majority of the farms that are net sellers of rice are concentrated in this area, which is called the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Andrianirina
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  1. 1.EU DelegationAntananarivoMadagascar

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