Rice in Madagascar

Carbon mitigation potential of Rice Value Chain in Madagascar (2003-2020)

Madagascar bases the economy upon rice production. The commune census that was conducted in 2001 shows that the rice crop was to be the most important crop in the majority of the communes of the country, both in terms of area and value production.

However, performance of the rice sector has been decreasing and the impacts from the methane emissions are expected to have harmful consequences upon the climate.

This case study reflects how a value chain can reach the dual objective of improving sustainable land management and agriculture mitigation, hence establishing the basis for a viable rice agriculture and natural resources management.


Rice value chain