The 2020 Madagascar Vanilla Harvest Looks Strong
The hurricane season in Northern Madagascar runs from January to March, with the threat of strong winds and torrential rain that can damage vanilla crops. Two major weather systems passed through the northern growing region, with everyone watching closely and hoping for the best. Fortunately, the two major storms that swept the area were low-intensity storms. And although it rained a lot, the wild vanilla was not damaged.
The 2021-2022 vanilla harvest will close in May to make way for the new season, which promises to be just as good for quality and quantity. Here are a few photos taken by one of the people that manage the crop.