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Welcome To Comoros
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Selected MR Agencies
  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Comoros

Officially the Union of the Comoros, this is an archipelago nation located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. Comoros has a colourful history as a nation formed at the crossroads of many civilisations and has African, French, Arab and Indian Ocean influences and affiliations. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017
Aug 29
Kantar has named Karin Du Chenne as CEO of Insights in South Africa; Stephany Brewer as Chief Client Officer of Insights in Africa and the Middle East; Noeraan Hendricks as Transformation Director; and Gisela Seeley as Country Leader for Kantar Media South Africa. Aug 29 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Know of an MR agency based in Comoros? We don't - please get in touch


Fast Facts
Map of Comoros
CAPITAL: Moroni
GOVERNMENT: Republic
AREA: 2,235 sq km
POPULATION: 794,683 (July 2011 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Comorian, Arabic, French
Traditional dhow, Comoros
Traditional dhow, Comoros


DinoFish: The Coelacanth or latimeria chalumnae, a fish now most commonly caught around the Comoros islands of Grande Comore and Anjouan, was believed to have been extinct since the end of the Cretaceous period. The fish has what appear to be 'proto legs', actually just fins which allow for great mobility. Coelacanths were considered the 'missing link' between the fish and the tetrapods until the first latimeria specimens were found off the east coast of Africa, in 1938. It has been called 'Old Four Legs' and more commonly 'a living fossil'.

The discovery of a species still living, when they were believed to have gone extinct 65 million years ago, makes the coelacanth the best-known example of a Lazarus taxon, a species that seems to have disappeared from the fossil record only to reappear much later.

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Comoros in Profile

Officially the Union of the Comoros, this is an archipelago nation located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. Comoros has a colourful history as a nation formed at the crossroads of many civilisations and has African, French, Arab and Indian Ocean influences and affiliations.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to contact the islands, in 1505. They changed hands many times until becoming a French colony in 1912, and the island of Mayotte remains French-administered having voted against independence in 1975. The 30 years since have seen a total of 20 coups d'ãtat in the three other islands, including seven attempts to overthrow one president. In addition, French-trained gendarme Colonel Mohammed Bacar ruled the Island of Anjouan independently from 2001 till 2008 before fleeing in a speedboat.Grande Comore, the largest of the islands, boasts the largest active volcano in the world, Mt Karthala, which destroyed a number of villages as recently as 2005.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $789.4 million (2010 est.) - $1,000 per capita (2010 est.)

Religions Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%

Currency: Comorian Franc (KMF) - No live exchange data, but on 01/02/11 GBP 1 was equal to KMF 583.45

Telephone Code: +269

Research Industry

Comoros has no MR association and no locally-based research providers as far as we know. If you know better, please do get in touch.

Overview of Trade and Industry

Comoros is one of the world's poorest countries. Economic growth and poverty reduction are major priorities for the government. With a rate of 14.3%, unemployment is considered very high. Agriculture, including fishing, hunting and forestry, is the leading sector of the economy, and 38.4% of the working population is employed in primary industry.

Observers fear that high population densities and a high rate of population growth may lead to an environmental crisis in the near future. A mostly rural, agricultural economy supports as many as 1000 people per square kilometre in the densest agricultural zones. Comoros' real GDP growth was a low 1.9% in 2004 with real GDP per capita declining continually. Factors in this include declining investment, drops in consumption, rising inflation, and a growing trade imbalance due in part to lowered cash crop prices, especially for vanilla.

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