As per the official invitation for making a presentation in the National Workshop on Pepper on the 12th and 13th December 19, 2012 and to discussion with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Economic Affairs and Trade Mr. S. Kannan, Executive Director of IPC visited to Madagascar. During the visit Executive Director has met and discussed with Honorable Minister of Commerce, Mdm Ramalason and signed a Memorandum of Understanding confirming the willingness of the Government of Madagascar to join as an associate member.
Honorable Minister of Commerce, Mdm Ramalason (right) and Mr. S. Kannan, Executive Director of IPC (left)
signing the MOU during the meeting held at Antananarivo
Madagascar, on average produces around 2000 mt of pepper and currently the major portion of pepper produced by Madagascar are exported to Morocco, Singapore, France and Belgium. In addition to pepper, Madagascar also produces other spices such as Vanilla, Cinnamon etc.