An Ethnobotany Research Training Workshop in Madagascar

Will McClatchey, Lisa X. Gollin

Abstract


A consortium of conservation groups organized by the Missouri
Botanical Garden in 2005 responded to a call for development
of conservation areas in Madgascar that would include human communities within them by arranging for a training workshop on ethnobotanical research methods. The authors developed and implemented the workshop with sixteen participating Malagasy researchers. The content
of the workshop and analyses of classroom and field components is provided. The workshop participants concluded
that the process was very useful for their work in conservation of biological diversity and determined to continue to develop their skills in ethnobotanical research as a group of collaborating scholars.

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