A recent study has revealed that the current food crisis in Madagascar has been caused mostly by other factors apart from global warming.
The new revelation contradicts a separate recent report by the UN that blamed the crisis on climate change.
The report, put together by a group of multinational scientists and published by the World Weather Attribution pointed fingers at poverty and weather conditions that were only slightly affected by global warming.
The study revealed that in two consecutive seasons in southern Madagascar, rainfall had been about 40 per cent below average, sparking severe drought and crop failures.
In November, the UN World Food Programme announced that Madagascar was the first nation experiencing famine-like conditions as a result of climate change.
Over 90 per cent of people in southern Madagascar currently live in poverty and farmers only rely on the seasonal rain.