Thursday, 13 September 2007

Home-Made Yogurt

Yogurts are very popular here in Madagascar. Emmanuel sells 50 or 60 a day - 2.000 FMG each, that's about 0.16 €. He says it's a pretty good business.

Maybe he dreams of a success story like the one of the current president Marc Ravalomanana. The yogurt baron began his path to power by peddling around his hometown on a bicycle selling little pots of home-made yogurt.

By the time he entered the political arena with his campaign to become mayor of Antananarivo in 1999, his company Tiko was the biggest producer of dairy products in Madagascar and the newly minted millionaire was able to give away his yogurts to supporters on the streets...


Schorsch 13 September 2007 at 18:22  

9:19... - the eary bird catches the worm, doesn't he? Cheers from WÜ, Schorsch

Schorsch 13 September 2007 at 18:29  

Trying this again..
Yogurt and Madagascar - and the milk? Are there so many cows on that island-country? I'd like to see a picture :-) Cheers, Schorsch

lobstersquad 14 September 2007 at 18:50  

hi, gaspar just gave me your url, it´s very fascinating. I´ll be looking in to see how you go, Madagascar has always made me very curious.

Barbara Gruber 15 September 2007 at 19:24  

Ximena, thanks for the feedback!! I haven't been here for long, but this island is really fascinating and I'm really looking forward seeing more now that we're going on a field trip tomorrow. Hope all is well in Spain?! Cheers, barbara

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