Madagascar is characterized by a tropical climate with regional variations but two distinct seasons – hot and rainy vs. dry and cool. Climatic changes consist of an increase of average temperatures and temperature extremes. In the North temperatures rise higher and rainfall is decreasing, while rainfall in the South is increasing. The dry season is shortening, and droughts are mainly extending in the central and western parts. Intense extreme events are getting more frequent, of which cyclones, droughts and floods are the main risks. Impacts of climate change are land loss, sea level rise, salinization and the disruption of ecological functions, causing a loss of biodiversity. In addition, the agricultural sector is affected by crop damage, reduced yields, increases in pests and diseases as well as an increase in livestock mortality. Irregular rainfall and rising temperatures result in a higher risk of waterborne diseases.

For a list of the organizations that participated in PACDR trainings and analyses, please go here.

Country Year Organisation Partners involved Summary Downloads
Madagascar 2017 - 2018 Fastenopfer (FO) Savaivo, Bread for all (Bfa) An analysis took place in 2017 on FO’s project “Tsinjo Aina” (“Secure life”) in the village of Mahavanona, a Fokontany on the east coast of Madagascar. Subsequently, the PACDR-Tool was shortened into a simpler version and translated into Malagasy. Additionally, a small guide for using the tool was developed. In early 2018 five training workshops were implemented for different regional teams of the Tsinjo Aina project in different communities.
Madagascar 2017 Bread for all (Bfa) Fastenopfer (FO), Savaivo In 2017 a training workshop took place at Antananarivo, including participants from different provinces of Madagascar.