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Revitalizing Vanilla in Madagascar


In Madagascar, CRS studied the feasibility of enhancing small farmer participation in the vanilla value chain and the opportunities this could offer farmers. The study results revealed vanilla is a value chain that offers significant opportunities for small-holder farmers in Madagascar. We are now pursuing opportunities to support these farmers to enhance their participation, which will result in extensive social, environmental and economic benefits.

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As CRS expands its work in agriculture in Madagascar, we are looking to promote income security for small holder farmers through an agroenterprise, value chains approach. Over the past six years, CRS has helped farmer families improve their food security in the regions of Mananjary and Mananara. Many of these farmer families also produce vanilla in agroforestry systems in small quantities, and both regions host supply chain actors and activities. This study examines the viability of Malagasy small-holder participation in the vanilla supply chain. We sought to answer the question of whether vanilla is a value chain that offers significant opportunities for small holders, in which CRS' support will help create social, environmental and economic benefits.

Publication details

Author: Jefferson Shriver
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (December 2013)
Report: 26 pages
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-61492-120-2
ISBN-10: 1-614-921202
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Posted on January 9, 2014

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