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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s...
25 March 2015
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 CRISIS IN NUMBERS

13million people threatened
1.4million hectares treated/protected
3consecutive locust control campaigns needed
39.4million USD required

Documents

Strengthening Madagascar’s capacities for better locust management
An ongoing locust plague is threatening the livelihoods and food security of 13 million people ...
19 March2015
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 23 March 2015
Locust situation In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western ...
23 March2015
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin N. 20 - October 2014 (in FRENCH)
La campagne antiacridienne 2014/2015 a commencé, sur le terrain, à la fin de la première ...
03 February2015
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D36 - December 2014 (in FRENCH)
Durant la 3ème décade de décembre 2014, la pluviosité était très faible tant dans l’Aire ...
19 February2015

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