THE FRUIT FARMERS' CHALLENGES AND THE GLOBALGAP NORMS REQUIREMENTS. TOAMASINA, MADAGASCAR
Madagascar offers considerable agro-ecological potential in agricultural production, especially in fruit. This led the country as the top leader on the European market. However, fruit quality is not yet mastered by the actors of the channel. The new European Union regulations to respond to GlobalGAP (EurepGAP) fruits and vegetables traceability requirement constrains exporters to keep on their activities and to reach new trades. Realizing procedures normalization of the production is among the domesticated agricultural system and efficient agricultural practice principles. To prevent fruits exportation from declining, the matter to deal with is how the Malagasy fruits exploitation could make enough profit for the development, the sustainability and the challenge of the channel. The diagnosis of the traditional farmers required by the GlobalGAP has been done; the results were mostly insufficient. The studies of another firm MCO Trade which adopted the requirements of GlobalGAP showed more accurate results.
Ramananarivo, R., Ramananarivo, S., Mahafeno, A.O., Imbiky, H. and Raharijaona, L.J. (2011). THE FRUIT FARMERS' CHALLENGES AND THE GLOBALGAP NORMS REQUIREMENTS. TOAMASINA, MADAGASCAR. Acta Hortic. 911, 269-278
Lychee sinensis, Annona muricata, EurepGAP, domesticated agriculture, exportation