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Madagascar Faces Unique Challenges in Food Crisis

Aid officials say severe food shortages are sweeping southern Africa, affecting 27 million people in the region. But in this big swath of Africa, one afflicted country stands apart, Madagascar.  Like other southern African nations, the Indian Ocean island is reporting severe food insecurity, mostly due to bad weather that has destroyed or impaired harvests. But this island nation off Africa’s east coast is known for being different. “Indeed, Madagascar, if you could define it...

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