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The sun is almost at its zenith, the ground bristling...
13 Noviembre 2014
The helicopter took off to carry out an extensive aerial...
07 Noviembre 2014
From the helicopter, the survey team spots a flight of...
24 Octubre 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 Septiembre2014
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 10 December 2014
In the Invasion Area (mainly in the West), control operations started on the 17 October ...
15 Diciembre2014
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 Noviembre2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D30 - October 2014 (in FRENCH)
Durant la 3ème décade, les informations disponibles concernant la pluviosité étaient contradictoires : selon les estimations ...
17 Diciembre2014


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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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