Phytogenetic resources with beekeeping potential: beekeepers' dynamics
Madagascar has a potential in production of specific and monofloral honey. However, its melliferous plants evolve in an important biodiversity context but in uncertain conditions. The objective is to evaluate the development conditions of Malagasy melliferous resources. Investigation on landscapes, origins, characteristics and uses of plants having beekeeping potential was conducted in three different agro-ecological areas. Results highlighted the logics of beekeepers in the valorization of their territories into plants having beekeeping potential despite their multiple uses. Malagasy beekeepers often invest very little in melliferous plants. Elements of spatial development dynamics for the well-being of the population and agricultural, agro-forest and apicultural biodiversity are proposed.
Andriamanalina, S.I., Razafimanjato, R., Razafiarijaona, J.M., Ranaivoarisoa, H.F., Ramananarivo, S. and Ramananarivo, R. (2020). Phytogenetic resources with beekeeping potential: beekeepers' dynamics. Acta Hortic. 1267, 105-114
biodiversity, well-being, agro-ecological zonation, Madagascar