A boy uses a catapult to scare away birds from their rice paddy fields in the outskirts of the capital Antananarivo October 30, 2013. Madagascar is estimated to have a rice deficit of about 240,000 ... more 
A boy uses a catapult to scare away birds from their rice paddy fields in the outskirts of the capital Antananarivo October 30, 2013. Madagascar is estimated to have a rice deficit of about 240,000 tonnes (milled equivalent) for the 2013/14 marketing year April/March), while approximately 48,000 tonnes of imported maize would be required to satisfy the national deficit, according to a report by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP). REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (MADAGASCAR - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) less 
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Wed, Oct 30, 2013 10:07 AM EDT