Exploring Madeira, Europe's far-flung floating garden (part 1)

Talking Europe brings you a special farming-focused edition from Madeira. It’s a place known as the Pearl of the Atlantic: a volcanic archipelago that's twice the size of Malta, an autonomous region of Portugal, but geographically closer to Africa. Today Madeira is perhaps best known for its famous footballing son Cristiano Ronaldo, plus its year-round subtropical climes, which contribute to the famous Madeira fortified wine. In our special programme, FRANCE 24's Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson takes you to explore this craggy floating garden.