ANTANANARIVO Madagascar (Xinhua) --
Madagascar recorded its best rice output in 15
years, a government official said here Thursday.
its best rice production in 2018 compared to the last 15 years,”
Minister of Agriculture and Livestocks Harrisson Randriarimanana
told the opening of an international agricultural fair in the
harvested 4.3 million tons of rice in 2018, up from 3.1 million
tons in 2017,” Randriarimanana said.
attributed the bumper yield to better weather.
However, he said
Madagascar needs better farming infrastructure such as dams and
channels, and adequate supply of quality seeds, farming
equipment and fertilizers.
Rice is the staple
food of the country.