Study Reports, Madagascar Food Crisis Caused More by Poverty, Natural Weather than Climate Change

A Malagasy child eats a meal at the Avotse feeding program that benefits malnourished children with hot meals in Maropia Nord village in the region of Anosy, southern Madagascar September 30, 2021. Picture taken September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Joel Kouam

Poverty, poor infrastructure and natural weather variability are bigger contributors to Madagascar’s food crisis than climate change, according to a study released on Thursday by international research collective World Weather Attribution.

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SOURCE: Reuters, Reporting by Andrea Januta in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker