According to World Food Programme, Madagascar is on the brink of the world's first climate change famine. Solutions exist. But to implement them, finance is needed
Madagascar faces risks from an increasingly variable and changing climate, which add to the challenges of widespread poverty and food insecurity. Agriculture employs 78 percent of the workforce and accounts for approximately 27 percent of gross domestic product. Rising temperatures, coupled with projected declines in total rainfall and longer dry periods, could put additional stress on the already precarious livelihoods of the country most vulnerable populations. Cyclones in the north of the country and droughts in the south often devastate crops, leaving farmers without the means to maintain subsistence food sources or generate income from cash crops.