Socio-economic impacts of the Brassica oleracea plants on Antananarivo city's vegetable supply, Madagascar

T. Ramanankonenana, L. Ravelonarivo, R. Andriamifaliharimanana, S. Ramananarivo, R. Ramananarivo
The major vegetable producers in Madagascar are located in the vicinity of the capital Antananarivo. The concentration of the population in this area and the low purchasing power lead the population to increase the consumption of the cheapest food products such as vegetables. These important needs in vegetables are mostly satisfied by peripheral cities. Also, the plant Brassica oleracea is among the most sold vegetables in the capital's markets. Indeed, cabbage cultivation not only improves human nutrition but also improves the farmers and economic operators' welfare in general. Despite the high potential of the peri-urban environment and the growing demand of urban dwellers, farmers are unable to control the production and especially the flow of their product. A discourse analysis was conducted to the producers in peri-urban areas, retailers in the capital's markets and economic operators. This study aims to assess the socio-economic impacts of the plant Brassica oleracea, considered a key product on the players' incomes upstream and downstream of the sector. According to the results, incomes have been improved; there are several development opportunities. Recommendations such as improvement of the institutional framework, setting up network of relevant information systems are suggested to facilitate the relationships between actors.
Ramanankonenana, T., Ravelonarivo, L., Andriamifaliharimanana, R., Ramananarivo, S. and Ramananarivo, R. (2020). Socio-economic impacts of the Brassica oleracea plants on Antananarivo city's vegetable supply, Madagascar. Acta Hortic. 1267, 241-246
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1267.36
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1267.36
crops, peri-urban, well-being, value chain, growth
English

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