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Learn more about Antananarivo's food system below

City overview

Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, has a population of around 1.3 millions and is known for its rich history. It is situated at an altitude of 1200 to 1480 meters above sea level, which influences its climate and food system.

Antananarivo faces several food-related challenges, including chronic malnutrition, limited access to clean drinking water, waste management issues, deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals, and limited access to nutritious and balanced diets due to high food prices and poverty. To address these challenges, the urban municipality of Antananarivo implements various strategies and actions. These include promoting nutrition and sustainable agricultural practices through education and awareness, improving food infrastructure and storage systems, supporting urban agriculture, implementing school gardens and educational programs, fostering partnerships between local authorities and stakeholders, and strengthening access to health services.

  • Food insecurity and nutrition, malnutrition
  • Climate change and extreme meteorological phenomena
  • Access to healthy and affordable food
  • School feed programs
  • Urban agriculture and soil use

What challenges can AfriFOODlinks support with?

  • Governance: The urban municipality has fairly diverse tools and planning services, but their efficiency remains limited. This situation makes municipal management of urban space difficult and leads to the proliferation of informal activity in public spaces.
  • Access to land and land safety is difficult. The non -constructible areas are occupied spontaneously, resulting in the proliferation of slums. The municipality has difficulty facilitating access to secure land ownership.
  • Finances and waste management: The financial resources of Antananarivo are below the needs of the city, generally due to the exorbitant costs linked to the management of waste.
  • Environmental management and disaster risk management.



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