Clove based cropping systems on the east coast of Madagascar: how history leaves its mark on the landscape

@article{Arimalala2018CloveBC,
  title={Clove based cropping systems on the east coast of Madagascar: how history leaves its mark on the landscape},
  author={Natacha Arimalala and Eric Penot and Thierry Michels and Vonjison Rakotoarimanana and Isabelle Michel and Harisoa Ravaomanalina and Edmond Roger and Michel Jahiel and Jean-Michel Leong Pock Tsy and Pascal Danthu},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2018},
  volume={93},
  pages={1577 - 1592}
}
Clove farming developed on the east coast of Madagascar a little over a century ago. The species is largely cultivated and farmed by communities of smallholders. This study aims to characterize clove based cropping systems. There are three types of coexisting clove systems: monoculture where clove is the sole crop with inter-rows covered by wild grasses, agricultural parklands where clove is associated with annual crops (rain fed rice, sugar cane, cassava) and finally complex agroforestry… 

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