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In 2014, conflicts, natural disasters and extreme weather patterns continue...
29 Julio 2014
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27 Junio 2014
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20 Mayo 2014

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

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

Documents

Évaluation de la campagne antiacridienne 2013/2014 à Madagascar (in FRENCH)
Sur la base d’expériences de précédentes invasions, le Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion du ...
16 Septiembre2014
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 Septiembre2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin N. 17 - July 2014 (in FRENCH)
En juillet 2014, la pluviosité à Madagascar a diminué par rapport à celle du mois ...
17 Septiembre2014
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 Agosto2014

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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