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Since April 2012, Madagascar is facing a Migratory Malagasy Locust...
11 December 2015
Comme annoncé dès le lancement du Programme de réponse à...
18 September 2015
Les opérations terrestres menées par la FAO dans le cadre...
19 August 2015

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

13million people threatened
1.8million hectares treated/protected
3consecutive locust control campaigns needed
39.4million USD required

Documents

Response to the locust plague in Madagascar: Programme for campaign No.3 (September 2015 to June 2016)
Madagascar is prone to natural disasters including drought, floods, cyclones and locust crises. The current ...
19 November2015
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 14 December 2015
Locust situation With the rainy season in place since late October, weather and ecological conditions have ...
14 December2015
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin N. 24 - October 2015 (in FRENCH)
Durant le mois d’octobre 2015, les premières pluies importantes ont été enregistrées à partir de ...
10 December2015
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D33 - November 2015 (in FRENCH)
Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade de novembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité erratique et sporadique dans l’Aire ...
26 January2016

FUNDING

in million USD

TIMELINE

Locust plague

A plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people, and could infect 2/3 of the country.

APRIL 2012
SEPTEMBER 2013

Launch of a three-year emergency programme

The programme, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and FAO, aims to bring back the locust situation to a recession and safeguard the food security of the vulnerable populations.

1ST CAMPAIGN OF LARGE-SCALE AERIAL OPERATIONS

More than 30 million hectares of land surveyed and locust populations controlled on more than 1.2 million hectares without any major incident on human health and the environment.
Result: plague halted

SEPTEMBER 2013 – AUGUST 2014
SEPTEMBER 2014 – AUGUST 2015

2ND CAMPAIGN OF LARGE-SCALE AERIAL OPERATIONS

Locust populations controlled on 640 000 hectares without any major incident on human health and the environment.
Result: decline of the locust plague.

RESOURCE PARTNERS

PROGRESS SO FAR

October 2013 October 2014
   
   

Outside of the Malagasy Migratory Locust distribution area

   

No information

   

No infestations

   

Likely infested

   

Low level of infestations

   

Medium to high level of infestations


Source: adapted from the Locust Watch Unit, Madagascar