Made in Africa: Revitalizing Madagascar’s vanilla

Madagascar produces nearly 80 percent of the world’s commercial vanilla. The price for the extraction of first-grade vanilla beans from the island hit 600 US. dollars per kilogram in 2018. This increase is due to a number of factors, including vanilla bean theft and extreme weather changes.

We traveled to Madagascar’s Sava region and met farmers looking at an innovative way to grow vanilla and improve its quality as its global demand increases.

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Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa. At 592,800 square kilometres Madagascar is the world’s second-largest island country.

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