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In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts...
21 January 2015
The sun is almost at its zenith, the ground bristling...
13 November 2014
The helicopter took off to carry out an extensive aerial...
07 November 2014

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

13million people threatened
1.3million hectares treated/protected
3consecutive locust control campaigns needed
39.4million USD required

Documents

Response to the locust plague in Madagascar: Final report for campaign No.1 (September 2013 - August 2014)
The plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust began in April 2012 in Madagascar, in a ...
20 January2015
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 10 December 2014
In the Invasion Area (mainly in the West), control operations started on the 17 October ...
15 December2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin N. 19 - September 2014 (in FRENCH)
En septembre 2014, l'aridité persistait sur le versant occidental de la Grande-Île, sauf dans le ...
19 November2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D31 - November 2014 (in FRENCH)
Durant la 1ère décade de novembre, les informations pluviométriques restaient hétérogènes : les estimations de FEWS-NET ...
14 January2015

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
OCTOBER 2014

LARGE-SCALE AERIAL OPERATIONS RESUMED

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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