Antananarivo, Its name means "the Village of Thousand", because of the "thousand warriors". Antananarivo has a tropical climate of altitude. Although it is located in the intertropical zone, the average temperature over the year is moderated by the effects of altitude. The climate is characterized by cool, very dry winters and mild, rainy summers. 80% of the population are farmers but the trend is beginning to reverse as people leave the countryside for the city.
The good development of these spices requires a climate in warm but not arid regions. The average annual temperature in the region where it has optimal growth is between 13 and 25 ° C. They prefer an annual rainfall of 2500 mm but it can also adapt to a dry climate (precipitation less than 900 mm) It prefers well-drained light soils and can adapt to different types of soil: - Ferralitic soil of highlands - Sandy loam soil from the east coast - Alluvial soil. The optimum growth PH is 5 to 5.3. It is also possible to cultivate them on sloping soils. However, the installation of impluvium is essential to preserve the nutrients of the soil.
Antananarivo, Its name means "the Village of Thousand", because of the "thousand warriors".