A plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people, and could infect 2/3 of the country.
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.
3RD CAMPAIGN OF LARGE-SCALE AERIAL OPERATIONS
Since the beginning of this 3rd anti-locust campaign and until 10 May 2016, locust populations have been controlled on an area of 438 008 ha, bringing to 2.3 million ha the total area treated and protected since the beginning of the Three-year Programme.
SEPTEMBER 2015 - JUNE 2016
EFFECTS OF THE CAMPAIGN
Outside of the Malagasy Migratory Locust distribution area
Low level of infestations
Medium to high level of infestations
Source: adapted from the Locust Watch Unit, Madagascar
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