The Rice of Life…

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Rice of Life…

Rice is not only a way of life here in Madagascar, rice IS life!  The Malagasy people are a blend of african and malayo-indonesian and signs of this heritage are seen throughout the country.  Rice fields can be seen in the wet rain forests of the east coast, the savanna of the high plateau, as well as the dry and arid west coast.  The average Malagasy adult can eat roughly 1 kg (or 2.2 pounds) of rice everyday between breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Quite literally, no meal is complete without rice!  The Bible states that “Jesus is the bread of life”… Malagasy ask “why He isn’t the rice of life?”

 

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one of my favorite valleys with terraced rice fields

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