Madagascar is an island country in East Africa, located in the Indian Ocean. As a result of the island's long isolation from neighbouring continents. Madagascar is home to various plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, being therefore considered as a biodiversity hotspot.
Due to its abundant and diverse natural resources, the island's economy has its mainstay in agriculture, mining, fishing, tourism, and textiles. Still, the rapidly growing human population, poor soil management (due to inappropriate traditional agricultural practice), illegal logging and other environmental threats have put Madagascar among the poorest countries in the world. Read more