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A group of people plant cactus in a large, arid field.

The members of a local Disaster and Risk Management committee in Belamboa bas Village, South-West region of Madagascar, in April 02, 2019, planting cactus seedlings.

This region is Madagascar is hit by a chronic drought, that causes severe food insecurity among the community and their cattle. When the local Disaster and Risk Management Committee received support from ASOTRY project, funded by USAID/FFP, to implement a disaster management plan, they decided to plant cactus on a 4 hectares field, as a coping measure to food shortage for the cattle. Cactus is known to be resilient to hot and dry climates.

Drought management

Copyright © 2019 Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Country Madagascar
Topics Disaster Risk Management

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