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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

Calgary Herald 
The African island nation of Madagascar is rife with political unrest and poverty, making the already difficult job of saving a critically endangered species even more challenging. It's also ground zero for the zoo's mission to help lemurs rebound in ... See more..
CBC.ca 
An Ottawa family is building a secondary school in Madagascar in hopes of preventing child trafficking in the African country. Blake and Catherine Potter, along with their four children, are hosting garage sales, selling lemonade and making lip balms ... See more..
L'Express de Madagascar 
Madagascar figure désormais parmi les membres de la Banque asiatique d'investissement dans les infrastructures (AIIB). Cette institution financière lancée à l'initiative de la Chine a approuvé, vendredi, son adhésion aux côtés de l'Argentine et du ... See more..
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Robb Report 
Arriving at Miavana feels like stepping into a whole new world. Accessible only by helicopter, the remote resort is situated on a secluded stretch of sand on Nosy Ankao, a private island off the northeast coast of Madagascar. The environmentally ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Madagascar's 2017/18 rough rice production is estimated at 3.5 million metric tons (mmt), down 0.2 mmt from last year and down 0.41 mmt or 11 percent from the 5-year average. The estimated output is below the 5-year average due to a severe drought in ... See more..
Duluth News Tribune 
When he was confirmed into the Lutheran church, for example, the 13-year-old saw it as an irrevocable lifetime commitment. "I was very much aware that I was ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
To the editor: The sad story of the destruction of the unique wildlife of Madagascar reported in The Times had one glaring omission: It did not mention of the real cause of the destruction. (“Madagascar's lemurs lurch toward extinction, but there could ... See more..
New York Times 
BEIJING — The board of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the applications of Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga to be members, the China-backed multilateral development bank said. The three prospective members will officially ... See more..
QSR magazine (press release) (registration) 
Storms have ravaged the delicate fields of Madagascar's vanilla bean crop, and with limited supply, the demand for this subtle flavorful ingredient has ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
Madagascar has committed to the U.N.'s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals to combat corruption, protect forests and biodiversity, and eliminate poverty by 2030. But its failure to stem corruption only fuels deforestation. More than a year ago 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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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