Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Madagascar

August 21, 2014

Food Security Situation

Map of Madagascar FFP Programs
DCHA/FFP
  • Madagascar experiences food insecurity particularly in the South and Southeast due to frequent cyclones, flooding and droughts. These disasters pose the greatest threat to Madagascar’s food security. Over the past 35 years, more than 50 natural disasters have struck, affecting more than 11 million people. Food insecurity is traditionally most pronounced from October to March.

  • National rice production in Madagascar for the 2013/2014 season is expected to be approximately 4.3 million metric tons, which is near the five-year average and a 19 percent improvement from 2013. Local and imported rice prices were at or slightly below their prior-year levels in May, maintaining stable access for poor households to the preferred staple food.

  • With good national rice estimates and the positive corn/pulse harvest in the south, acute food insecurity in Madagascar will remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through at least September 2014.
     

Food Assistance Programs

 

  • The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) targets approximately 492,500 food-insecure individuals in 98,500 households in more than 500 communities primarily in cyclone-affected, drought-stricken and isolated areas of south and southeastern Madagascar through a development food assistance program. In partnership with a Catholic Relief Services-led consortium, the program addressed agricultural livelihoods, natural resource management, health and nutrition, and disaster preparedness and mitigation. This program closed in the summer of 2014.The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) targets approximately 492,500 food-insecure individuals in 98,500 households in more than 500 communities primarily in cyclone-affected, drought-stricken and isolated areas of south and southeastern Madagascar through a development food assistance program. In partnership with a Catholic Relief Services-led consortium, the program addressed agricultural livelihoods, natural resource management, health and nutrition, and disaster preparedness and mitigation. This program closed in the summer of 2014.

Food for Peace Contributions

Total Contributions:

  U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
Fiscal Year 2013 $  9.4 million 4,230 MT
Fiscal Year 2012 $18.9 million 20,180 MT
Fiscal Year 2011 $22.9 million 21,080 MT
Fiscal Year 2010 $21.6 million 19,970 MT
Fiscal Year 2009 $16.3 million 3,640 MT

Fiscal Year 2014 Contribution Breakdown:

  U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
Title II Development $515,500* ----
Title II Emergency ---- ----
Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) ---- ----

*Final funds for development program that closed in the summer of 2014.

Note: EFSP: Emergency Food Security Program


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Last updated: August 21, 2014

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