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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.

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At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA ...See More is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Show Less
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Some of Madagascarâ's environmental issues stem from deforestation, erosion, overexploitation of resources, and the introduction of foreign species into the ecosystem.1 The practice of tavy is also a huge threat to the environment. Tavy is the slash and burn approach to converting a tropical rainforest into a rice field. This process can be repeated multiple times until there are no longer nutrients in the ground and the only plants that will grow there are scrub vegetation that contributes to soil erosion.2 While this practice can be economically beneficial in the short-term, it ultimately renders the land unusable for agricultural purposes.3 Because most of Madagascar is heavily dependent on agriculture and natural resources for its livelihood, the degradation of the environment can severely damage its long-term ...See More sustainability.4 Show Less

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1 http://www.wildmadagascar.org/conservation/threats.html
2 Ibid
3 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20madagascar.htm
4 Ibid
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Madagascar News

BBC Sport 
Malawi and Seychelles were both knocked out of the regional qualifiers for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday, losing to Madagascar and Mauritius respectively. The CHAN - a tournament for locally-based African players featuring in ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Rice producing regions of central western Madagascar received 30-40 percent of average rainfall. This will affect small farmer incomes from crop sales, in addition to labor incomes, and may also affect trade flows and price levels throughout the country. See more..
Reliefweb 
Harvesting of the main season's rice crop is underway and will stretch into July, slightly delayed due to the dryness earlier in the season. Rice production is expected to decline in 2017 and is provisionally forecast at 3.5 million tonnes (2.3 million ... See more..
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Idaho Mountain Express and Guide 
DreamWorks' iconic 2005 animated film “Madagascar” will grace the stage at the Community School's theater in physical form on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, when the Community School's Middle School Masque performs “Madagascar—A ... See more..
Financial Times 
Madagascar produces about 80 to 85 per cent of the world's vanilla crop. Other producers include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Uganda and India. Eurovanille, the French vanilla trader, estimates the tropical island's production losses amount to about 20 ... See more..
Malawi24 
The Berea Stars of Madagascar arrived Kamuzu International Airport on Wednesday ahead of their second leg in the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) against Malawi on Saturday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. The visitors carry a 1 ... See more..
BMC Blogs Network (blog) 
Invasive rats have devastated the unique fauna of Madagascar. In this guest blog, Melanie Dammhahn discusses how her new research, recently published in ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Tickets for Malawi national football team return leg against Madagascar in the Championship for African Nations (Chan) on Saturday at Bingu National Stadium ... See more..
African Business Magazine (press release) (subscription) (blog) 
A labour dispute has put Madagascar's port of Toamasina under the international spotlight for all the wrong reasons. While the government is keen to highlight a recent funding agreement with the Japanese government, the sacking of port workers has ... See more..
The Guardian 
A “sapphire rush” has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, disfiguring a protected environmental area and prompting calls for military intervention. More high-quality sapphires have been found in the ... See more..
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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