Madagascar (/ˌmædəˈɡæskər/ ; Malagasy:Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy:Repoblikan'i Madagasikara[republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French:République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinentGondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian peninsula around 88million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.
An accompanying documentary, Attenborough and the Giant Egg, was broadcast on BBC Two in March 2011. In this one-off programme, David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey back to Madagascar to investigate the fate of Aepyornis, the island's extinct elephant birds. Believed to be the largest birds which have ever lived, evidence of their existence can still be found on the island. Whilst filming Zoo Quest to Madagascar in 1961, Attenborough pieced together a complete elephant bird egg from fragments of shell collected for him.
Madagascar is a software package for multidimensional data analysis and reproducible computational experiments. Its mission is to provide
a convenient and powerful environment
a convenient technology transfer tool
for researchers working with digital image and data processing in geophysics and related fields. Technology developed using the Madagascar project management system is transferred in the form of recorded processing histories, which become "computational recipes" to be verified, exchanged, and modified by users of the system.
The Madagascar environment consists of:
Standalone programs for out-of-core data analysis;
Standalone programs for geophysical data processing and imaging;
A development kit for C, C++, Java, Fortran-77, Fortran-90, Python, Matlab, and Octave;
A framework for reproducible numerical experiments, based on SCons;
A framework for scientific publications, based on SCons and LaTeX;
A collection of reproducible scientific articles also used as usage examples and regression tests for the standalone programs;
... off-grid solar markets ... In that latter grouping, which includes Madagascar, Malawi, and Sierra Leone, the report's authors highlighted the need to kick-start the off-grid solar market by reducing investment risks and driving demand by measures such as offering product guarantees.
Star on the shelves during the end-of-the-year festivities, the lychee from Madagascar enjoys a short campaign in Europe, with the marketing of over 16,000 tons of fruit from early December until the end of January, half of which is distributed by the Omer Decugis &Cie Group.
Five new territory openings including Spain and Singapore took the country count to 51 for Universal’s , with the franchise film delivering an estimated $23.8m in international markets for the July 2-4 weekend, and $24.0m in North America...Mexico was the top holdover international market with $3.8m, taking the total to $18.8m.
Lychee from Huizhou, Huilai, and Leiling travel the globe as orders from overseas markets come pouring in ... Lychee from Madagascar occupy a strong position in the European market, but Guangdong lychee grow increasingly popular and have secured their position in the European market as well.
The 15 receiver countries include some of the poorest countries in the world that are the hardest to service, plus emerging markets with some of the poorest populations — DR Congo, Mali, and Madagascar among them — while the eight originator countries include some of ...
It documents far-reaching corruption underpinning the drug markets of the WesternIndian Ocean islands and warns of Madagascar emerging as a drugs trafficking hub ...Address the rapidly emerging role of Madagascar as a key regional drug trafficking hub, and the consequences this has for regional illicit markets and stability;.
Locally-produced rice is the most important staple food for households in northern and central Madagascar...Maize is the third most important staple and the second most consumed cereal in Madagascar ... The southern Madagascar including Ambovombe, Tsihombe, Amboasary and Fianarantsoa markets are the main providers of cassava and maize.
The Muscat-listed company said the certifications comes at a time when it is expanding exports to new markets globally ... The company said it is also looking at setting up a grinding unit in Madagascar to leverage the 7-8 percent annual growth in that country’s market.
The MuscatStockMarket (MSM)-listed RCC said the certifications come at a time when it is expanding exports to newer global markets ... RCC is also looking at setting up a grinding unit in Madagascar to leverage the 7-8 per cent Y-o-Y growth in that country’s market.