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Woman with a basket at the rice harvest


5 current projects
2.05 m. € funding in 2018
125,000 people reached in 2018

Madagascar is almost as large as Germany and Poland put together. The tropical island nation is home to a population of 24 million. Shockingly, the majority of these people suffer from poverty and hunger. More than 90% of the population currently lives beneath the national poverty line (World Bank). Almost half of all children under five years of age are malnourished (WFP). Madagascar’s economy, which shrank significantly after a five-year-long political crisis, depends primarily on agriculture (vanilla export) and, to a lesser extent, on tourism. As a result, the livelihood of most Malagasy is severely threatened by the effects of climate change.

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Fighting Hunger

Madagascar has one of the world’s highest rates of chronic undernutrition.

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Prominent Support for Welthungerhilfe

Barren landscapes, parched riverbeds, red dirt: This is the southwest of Madagascar. Michaela May travelled here to visit Tuléar.

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More projects in Madagascar

Breaking the Vicious Circle of Slash-and-Burn

Madagascar | 2016 – 2019 | Budget: 2,233,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Generating Income While Preserving Resources

Madagascar | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 59,545 €
Institutional donors: Agrisud International

The New Waste Collection Service Promotes Hygiene, Health and Jobs

Madagascar | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 1,279,615 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Bringing Cinnamon and Ginger to Market

Madagascar | 2017 – 2019 | Budget: 84,374 €
Institutional donors: Givaudan Foundation

News from Madagascar

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#116 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Madagascar
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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24.89 million population (2018)
4,6% child mortality (2018)
43,1% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-9,5 Score (36.1 in 2010)
43.5 2000
43.4 2005
36.1 2010
38.0 2018

Publications about Madagascar

2016 evaluation madagascar en
Mid-Term Evaluation Report 2016: Madagascar

This evaluation is limited to the urban part of the PASSAT project that has the objective to realise a working waste management system in Tuléar. The...

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