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Madagascar: Food security now taken literally

Date Published: 
05/15/2009
Summary: 

In Tanandava, a small village in the arid south of Madagascar, the community's most valuable asset is kept behind two padlocks to which two people each have a key. (..) "[The] most recent rapid assessment by WFP in April confirmed that 100 percent of 160 sampled households in 16 food insecure communes were 'severely food insecure'," said Krystyna Bednarska, head of WFP in Madagascar.