Video interview with Harifidy Jansen Ramilison

Interview with the Minister of Agriculture & Livestock in Madagascar

Published on
11-09-2023

Last June, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MINAE) formally announced the launch of a groundbreaking study on the transformation of food systems in Madagascar. This study examines the most effective and cost-efficient to transform food systems in such a way as to provide healthy and affordable diets for all, while also addressing environmental sustainability. 

This study is made possible by the Zero Hunger Coalition with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Shamba Center for Food & Climate and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

In a recent interview, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Harifidy Jansen Ramilison discussed his country's participation in the Zero Hunger Coalition and what he hopes will be achieved.

According to Minister Ramilison, "The development of an evidence-based and costed report will provide us with a model that is tailored to the particular situation in Madagascar. We believe that the support from the Zero Hunger Coalition will allow us to measure the impact of the implementation of our national food system roadmap."

He called on partners - including donors, multilateral institutions, NGOs and the private sector - to support Madagascar in the implementation of their national roadmap.

This initiative is part of the broader objectives set by the Zero Hunger Coalition, of which Madagascar is a member. Set-up during the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, the Zero Hunger Coalition aims to eradicate hunger and malnutrition globally by 2030. 


 

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