About 150 euros for a kilo of vanilla - only saffron is more expensive.
Due to its political stability, Madagascar is becoming ever more interesting for European investors. Hydropower in particular has massive potential in the island country.
Cyclone Enawo has killed 38 people and injured more than 100 in the drought-stricken island nation. The Red Cross has deployed volunteers to assist the more than 53,000 people displaced by the storm.
For many Europeans, vanilla is closely associated with Christmas as it is indispensable when it comes to Christmas baking recipes. But most of the pod used in Europe comes from Madagascar and is extremely expensive.
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