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