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Madagascar: Neglecting Endemic Medicinal Plants at Its Own Peril

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Development, Environment, Health, Science

Reflexiums laments that for a country so rich in endemic medicinal plants [1], Madagascar has yet to fully develop this sector [2] [fr]. “Isn't the whole point of fair trade to take advantage of the knowledge of  its endemic natural plants from the local population instead of purchasing costly medications from large pharmaceutical companies ?” he asks.