Atores, canais de comercialização e consumo da mangaba no nordeste brasileiro

The aim of this article is to analyse the processes which begins from raw material extraction to the consumption of mangaba, emphazising different actors, their relationships, marketing channels, and consumption characteristics. The research was carried out in the Northeast of Brazil (Brazilian states of Bahia, Alagoas, Sergipe and Pernambuco) using quantitative and qualitative approaches. The main results indicated weak domestication of mangaba trees to attend to an increasing market demand, and threats to extractivism by external factors.

Traditional populations; Hancornia speciosa Gomes; Tropical fruits; Remaining areas of mangaba trees

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