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In less than a century, the clove tree was adopted by small houseold Madagascar farmers who had quickly gained expertise in its cultivation and valorisation. By 1920/1930 Madagascar became a major producer and exporter of cloves and clove essential oil and is since 1990s the world's leading exporter.
Clove grows along the entire east coast of Madagascar from Sambava to Fort Dauphin but
espeically between [[Maroantsetra]] and through the region of [[Fenerive Est]] and [[Sainte Marie]] to [[Tamatave]].