LITCHI FRUIT AND HONEY PRODUCTION: POSITIVE EXTERNALITIES

S. Ramananarivo, S.I. Andriamanalina, J.L. Raharijaona, J. Ralihalizara, R. Ramananarivo
The East coast of Madagascar is famous for the quality of its litchi fruit and its honey. The annual litchi production, approximately 40,000 t fruit and 10 t honey justifies an economic study on the externalities of this sector. The objective of the study consists of verifying the hypothesis that positive externalities should motivate farmers towards the two products. Preliminary studies of the two sectors have been conducted in one district only. To determine the externalities, a model along with profitability analysis has been designed. The study of the two products intended to end up with one combined sector “litchi fruit and honey”. Litchi fruit production is positively correlated to the amount of honey harvested. The study of externalities along with profitability analysis has revealed that investment in growing litchi trees is also beneficial to honey production. The combination of these two products generates double economic income while ensuring a significant increase in production of mono floral honey. Moreover, if litchi production complies with Global GAP standards, it will open markets for mono floral honey export.
Ramananarivo, S., Andriamanalina, S.I., Raharijaona, J.L., Ralihalizara, J. and Ramananarivo, R. (2011). LITCHI FRUIT AND HONEY PRODUCTION: POSITIVE EXTERNALITIES. Acta Hortic. 921, 187-195
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.921.21
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.921.21
productivity, external economy, global GAP
English

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