A plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people, and could infect 2/3 of the country.
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
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.