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Madagascar’s environmental issues stem from deforestation, erosion, exploitation of resources, and the introduction of foreign species into the ecosystem. The practice of tavy, a slash-and-burn approach to converting rainforests into rice fields, is also a huge threat to the environment. This exacerbates pre-existing issues such as droughts.1 While this practice can be economically beneficial in the short-term, it ultimately renders the land unusable for agricultural purposes. Most of Madagascar’s population is heavily dependent on agriculture and natural resources as a livelihood, and the degradation of the environment is damaging its long-term sustainability.2

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1 http://www.wildmadagascar.org/conservation/threats.html
2 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20madagascar.htm
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Geography

Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique
Area

Total 587,041 sq km
Land 581,540 sq km
Water 5,501 sq km

Climate

tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south
Natural Resources

graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

periodic cyclones; drought; and locust infestation

volcanism: Madagascar's volcanoes have not erupted in historical times Madagascar's volcanoes have not erupted in historical times
Current Environmental Issues

soil erosion results from deforestation and overgrazing; desertification; surface water contaminated with raw sewage and other organic wastes; several endangered species of flora and fauna unique to the island

Demographics

Nationality
Malagasy
Population
22,599,098 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

After discarding socialist economic policies in the mid-1990s, Madagascar followed a World Bank- and IMF-led policy of privatization and liberalization that has been undermined since the start of the political crisis. This strategy placed the country on a slow and steady growth path from an extremely low level. Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is a mainstay of the economy, accounting for more than one-fourth of GDP and employing 80% of the population. Exports of apparel boomed in recent years primarily due to duty-free access to the US, however, Madagascar's failure to comply with the requirements of the African Growth and ...See More Opportunity Act (AGOA) led to the termination of the country's duty-free access in January 2010 and a sharp fall in textile production. Deforestation and erosion, aggravated by the use of firewood as the primary source of fuel, are serious concerns. The current political crisis, which began in early 2009, has dealt additional blows to the economy. Tourism dropped more than 50% in 2009 compared with the previous year, and many investors are wary of entering the uncertain investment environment. Growth was anemic during 2010 to 2012 although expansion in mining and agricultural sectors is expected to contribute to more growth in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$21.76 billion (2012 est.); $21.35 billion (2011 est.); $20.97 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

-1% of GDP (2012 est.); -2.3% of GDP (2011 est.); -4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas, peanuts; livestock products
Industries

meat processing, seafood, soap, breweries, tanneries, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement, automobile assembly plant, paper, petroleum, tourism