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The sun is almost at its zenith, the ground bristling...
13 November 2014
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07 November 2014
From the helicopter, the survey team spots a flight of...
24 October 2014

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

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

Documents

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 - 31 October 2014
The end of the winter period was marked by the first rains in late September. ...
31 October2014
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 D28 - October 2014 (in FRENCH)
Durant la 1ère décade d'octobre 2014, une augmentation progressive de la pluviosité a été constatée ...
19 November2014

FUNDING

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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
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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