Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change : Agricultural Systems in Madagascar

Madagascar has completed its national plan of action for adapting to climate change. Several actors and decision-makers - agricultural policymakers, regional rural development managers, emergency services coordinators - are involved in the implementation of the plan. Unfortunately, they are far from understanding the spatial dimension of vulnerability to climate change, and lack the information, tools and skills to set priorities.

This project will allow the University of Antanarivo

  • to facilitate a dialogue between decision-makers and researchers at the national, regional and local level;
  • to produce spatial information on the factors affecting vulnerability to climate change on the whole island of Madagascar;
  • to better understand existing and possible adaptation strategies;
  • to explore various intervention strategies under different scenarios; and
  • to reinforce national capacity in analysis of climate change vulnerability and adaptation.

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Start Date

Monday, June 11, 2007

End Date

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


36 months

IDRC Officer

Beaulieu, Nathalie

Total funding

CA$ 420,071


Madagascar, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Lilia Rabeharisoa


Université d'Antananarivo

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