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Food Security in Disaster Risk Reduction Newsletter - Vol. 1 Issue 9, July 2011
CARE: Rethinking and Reorganising the Agricultural Calendar in Madagascar
CARE’s understanding of community needs and the disadvantageous conditions faced by communities in northeast and eastern areas of Madagascar comes from a decade of work in these cyclone-prone areas. Already stressed agricultural conditions and low crop yields push households' food security limits and survival – even when cyclones do not occur. In addition to the coping strategies communities develop themselves, CARE has conducted applied research to identify alternative innovative solutions that are accessible to and viable for local people. The ECHO FS/DRR project has set out to test these alternatives.