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Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar
A debriefing on the results of the first locust control...
27 Junio 2014
Control operations around Antananarivo: FAO has a good hold on the situation (in FRENCH)
Des essaims ont été à nouveau repérés autour d’Antananarivo. La...
20 Mayo 2014
Japan contributes $2 million to combat the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
Le Gouvernement du Japon signe aujourd’hui un accord de financement...
23 Abril 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 in Madagascar: Interim Report N. 1 September 2013 - February 2014
The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague started in April 2012. Rice, other crops and pasture ...
23 Junio2014
Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 17 June 2014
The rainy season in Madagascar is now coming to an end and weather and ecological ...
17 Junio2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin N. 14 - April 2014 (in FRENCH)
En avril 2014, la pluviosité enregistrée a augmenté et les températures dans la Grande-Île ont ...
07 Julio2014
Madagascar - Locust situation bulletin D14 - May 2014 (in FRENCH)
Durant la deuxième décade de mai 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité ...
10 Julio2014

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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