Key Statistics:
  • Half of Madagascar’s 60 million hectares of land is used for agriculture
  • Third largest producer of rice in Africa (3.6 million tonnes)
  • Produces more than 1 million tonnes of cereals and other starchy foods including maize, potato and cassava
  • 70% share of the European lychee (litchi) market.
  • 50% share of the world vanilla market
  • 8 million heads of cattle, 3 million sheep, goats and pigs, 30 million poultry. Producer of duck/foie gras and exotic meats (ostrich and crocodile)
  • Fish farming potential of more than 50,000 tonnes per year