Located on the northeast coast of Madagascar, the region of Analanjirofo enjoys a tropical climate favorable to crops, particularly clove trees which are a major source of foreign exchange. However, it is often traversed by tropical cyclones that have become more frequent and intense in recent years. Thus, the cultivation of cloves, which was once the farmers’ main source of cash income in the country, is in serious decline. The future outlook is compounded by climate change, with the main risk facing this part of the island being the intensification of cyclones. This paper showcases some adaptive solutions developed by the farmers of Analanjirofo and the support needed to enable them to improve their capacity to adapt to cyclone intensification.
Alizany, N.; Chrysostome Rakotondravelo, J.; Rabarijohn, R.; Raharinjanahary, H.; Rabeharisoa, L.; Ranaivonasy, J.; Tiani, A.M. Adapting to Cyclones in Madagascar’s Analanjirofo Region. (2010) 4 pp. [Adaptation Insights No. 7]