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Madagascar: The wheat culture is revitalized in the island




Madagascar: The wheat culture is revitalized in the island
While the annual wheat production was around 20,000 tons in the 90s in Madagascar, today it figure only five tones, while the needs of the wheat industry actors are valued at over 100,000 tons per year.

Les Moulins de Madagascar subsidiary of an American industry group and a local research center decided to join forces to boost wheat production in the island.


Ten tones of seeds will be produced initially by a research center and will supply next year the cycle of production of some 500 small farms.

Completeness of wheat product will be then purchased at the end by the mills of Madagascar. According to forecasts, this introduction of seeds will produce 150 to 200 tons of wheat.

"We will buy all of the wheat produced. Thus, we want to restore confidence to producers, and tell them to produce wheat, because we will buy it from you", said Christophe Bardy, one of the managers of the mills of Madagascar who has the firm intention to participate in the revitalization of the culture of wheat in the island. Completeness of product wheat will be then purchased at the end by the mills of Madagascar. According to forecasts, this introduction of seeds will produce 150 to 200 tons of wheat.

To obtain an annual production of 50,000 tons in Madagascar, the mobilized area is expected to increase to 20,000 hectares of wheat and 40,000 producers will have to spread the seeds on their plots, as relates the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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