Locust plague in Madagascar halted, but at great risk of resurgence

Oct 2014

A locust plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust started in April 2012 in Madagascar, threatening rice and maize crops and therefore the food security and livelihoods of millions of people in the country. FAO and the Government of Madagascar jointly prepared a three-year Programme in response to the locust plague and have successfully halted the growth and migration of locusts in the country.