Aid agencies help Malagasy farmers look for ways to produce a reliable harvest even in unreliable weather
By Katie Nguyen
BESAKOA, Madagascar, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most days, Hitasoa ignores breakfast and lunch. She is too busy finding enough money to buy food for dinner - and even that is a challenge in Madagascar's dry south, where the worst drought in 35 years has wiped out the maize crop.
"There has been no rain at all. We don't harvest anything. It's worse this year," said the 56-year-old who goes by one name.
Like other women in the region, Hitasoa turns wood into charcoa
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