Agricultural Value Chains adapted to Climate Change

In-depth Analysis of Agricultural Value Chains in Southeastern Madagascar – Adaptation of Agricultural Value Chains to Climate Change (PrAda)



The South and South-East of Madagascar is the least developed part of the island, with 89% of households engaged in agricultural activities and often producing low yields. The productivity of agricultural VCs is stagnating at a very low level due to lack of professionalisation and the persistence of traditional cultivation, breeding, and processing techniques. Climate projections indicate an increase in average temperature and high variability in rainfall, associated with increased torrential rains and flooding, but also periods of acute drought in the south of the country. The lack of adaptation measures to deal with it leads to periodic agricultural losses, which in turn cause serious food crises.

Within the "Project Adaptation of Agricultural Value Chains to Climate Change" (PrAda) financed by GIZ ICON contributed to the improvement of the performance of selected value chains that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The ICON expert team conducted in-depth multi-dimensional analyses according to the “Value Links”-Approach for the following value chains: castor, clove, coffee, fisheries, ginger, goats and sheep breeding, honey, millet, onion, peanut, pepper, and vanilla. The analyses were not limited to economic aspects but also considered the dimensions of "Inclusion"- such as the implication of women and youth in the value chain-, "Ecology/environment", for instance the effect of the value chain on the environment and vice-versa, as well as "Climate risks" related to changes in rainfall patterns or the intensity of wind.


01/08/2018 - 30/09/2019




Infrastructure and rural Development


353.140 €


Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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