Marginalization of the vegetable producers in the market of Moramanga, Madagascar

J.N. Andrianaivoarimanga, L. Ravelonarivo, R.A. Andriamifaly, S. Ramananarivo, R. Ramananarivo
Many approaches have been designed to strengthen farmers' access to markets where two different worlds and business styles interact. In Madagascar, vegetable farming is considered one of the best income-generating activities to reduce poverty and fight food insecurity because of its profitability and high production speed. However, in Moramanga, which is located 110 km from the capital, vegetable farmers obtain only a very small share of the local market; hence there is a need to make an inventory of the problems blocking commercial development of vegetable production at the farmer scale in that area. Results showed that the two main reasons that vegetable producers have access to only a small portion of the market are: combination of inherent behavior problems and lack of land for expansion, unfavorable rules and practices for vegetable producers which are unable to follow the move. Vegetable growers are victims of many problems that put them in a state of poverty despite the many economic opportunities, and because of unfavorable rules and conditions that marginalize producers in their own area.
Andrianaivoarimanga, J.N., Ravelonarivo, L., Andriamifaly, R.A., Ramananarivo, S. and Ramananarivo, R. (2020). Marginalization of the vegetable producers in the market of Moramanga, Madagascar. Acta Hortic. 1267, 223-228
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1267.33
Moramanga, value chain, income generating activity, poverty, share

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