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THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

13million people whose food security was threatened
2.3million hectares treated/protected
3consecutive locust control campaigns
37million USD to achieve the objectives of the Programme

Documents

Response to the locust plague in Madagascar: Final report for campaign No.2 (September 2014 - August 2015)
The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague began in April 2012. Crops (mainly rice) and pastures ...
30 May2016
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 30 June 2016
Locust situation From the end of the first dekad of May 2016, the dry and cool ...
30 June2016
Madagascar – Locust Situation bulletin N. 29 – July 2016 (in FRENCH)
En juillet 2016, dans l’Aire grégarigène, la pluviosité était très faible et inférieure aux besoins ...
21 September2016
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D06 - February 2016 (in FRENCH)
Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade de février 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et ...
26 July2016

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 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

RESOURCE PARTNERS

EFFECTS OF THE CAMPAIGN

October 2013 July 2016
   
   

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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