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A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main...
02 October 2014
In 2014, conflicts, natural disasters and extreme weather patterns continue...
29 July 2014
A debriefing on the results of the first locust control...
27 June 2014


13million people threatened
1.2million hectares treated/protected
3consecutive locust control campaigns needed
43.9million USD required


Response to the locust plague: Programme for campaign No.2 2014/2015
Madagascar is prone to natural disasters, including drought, floods, cyclones and locust crises. The current ...
22 September2014
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 12 September 2014
The dry and cool season is coming to an end in Madagascar; temperatures started increasing ...
12 September2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin N. 18 - August 2014 (in FRENCH)
En août 2014, la pluviosité à Madagascar était faible, variant de 15 à 50 mm ...
16 October2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D18 - June 2014 (in FRENCH)
Durant la 3ème décade, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la plage optimale pluviométrique (POP) ...
19 August2014


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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
27 NOVEMBER 2012

National disaster declared

The Ministry of Agriculture of Madagascar declared a national disaster and requested assistance from FAO to address the current locust plague.

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.

September 2013
September 2013 – March 2014

Large-scale aerial campaign

More than 99 percent of the treatments are conducted by air. Three mobile aerial bases, which move with the locust population dynamics, have been deployed. Three helicopters and one fixed-wing aircraft ensure timely survey and control operations.

Locust populations have been controlled on 1.2 million hectares

June 2014


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