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11 December 2015
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18 September 2015

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

13million people threatened
2.1million hectares treated/protected
3consecutive locust control campaigns needed
37million USD required

Documents

Évaluation de la deuxième campagne antiacridienne 2014/2015 à Madagascar (in FRENCH)
Madagascar connaît, depuis 2012, une invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache, Locusta migratoria capito (Saussure, 1884), ...
29 March2016
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 15 March 2016
Locust situation During January 2016, rains have continued in the Outbreak Area, which has resulted in ...
23 March2016
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 D01 - January 2016 (in FRENCH)
Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et ...
11 April2016

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.

3RD CAMPAIGN OF LARGE-SCALE AERIAL OPERATIONS

Since the beginning of this 3rd anti-locust campaign and until 29 February 2016, locust populations have been controlled on an area of 223 533 ha, bringing to 2.1 million ha the total area treated and protected since the beginning of the Three-year Programme.

SEPTEMBER 2015 - JUNE 2016

RESOURCE PARTNERS

PROGRESS SO FAR

October 2013 October 2014 October 2015
   
   

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

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