Map showing crop production in Madagascar

These tables and maps come from the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization's (FAO) Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS) program. All data is copyright FAO.

MADAGASCAR: Crop Zones

MADAGASCAR: Crop Calendar



MADAGASCAR: Share of Food Consumption


Proportion of major foods in daily calorie intake. Cereals dominate the diet of Malagasy people. Of the cereals, rice is the most important:


MADAGASCAR: Evolution of Food Consumption


Rice overwhelmingly makes up the bulk of the Malagasy diet, with maize and wheat consumption following distantly.


MADAGASCAR: Food Balance


Despite its dependence on rice, Madagascar no longer feeds itself and relies on commercial imports and food aid.


MADAGASCAR: Food Aid



Madagascar MAPS Index.



The above image has been adapted from a NASA satellite photo. To learn more visit The Earth Observatory





home | photos index | search | about | contact

Unless otherwise noted, all content and images are the property of Rhett Butler, content copyright 2004-2006.
All rights reserved.