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Erratic Weather Threatens Livelihood Of Rice Farmers In Madagascar

Enlarge this image Children walk through a rice field outside the town of Kelilalina in eastern Madagascar. Rice is the dominant food and the dominant crop on the Indian Ocean island, but changing weather patterns are disrupting production in some parts of the country. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption toggle caption Samantha Reinders for NPR All his life, 56-year-old Jeanpier Marolahy has been growing rice in eastern Madagascar, on the steep hills that slope down from the central highlands toward the Indian Ocean. The thin, weather-beaten Marolahy knows that…

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