This brief showcases some adaptive solutions developed through action research by farmers in the region of Analanjirofo, Madagascar. Research led by the University of Antananarivo found that supporting the development of pepper and vanilla cultivation could help vulnerable clove farmers adapt to climate change and the increase in intense storms and cyclones. Because of the volatility of the pepper and vanilla markets, the researchers suggest additional support from rural development organizations as well as regional and national authorities be offered to help farmers cope with the transition.
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This brief resulted from two projects supported by the Climate Change Adaptation Africa program: the research project Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Agricultural Systems in Madagascar and the mentoring project Promoting Participatory Action Research through Structured Learning on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.
The Adaptation Insights series is a joint publication of the International Development Research Centre and the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), supported by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program.