- Flooding in Myanmar25/08/2015
- Crops planting assessment in South Sudan25/08/2015
- End of ground control operations for 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar24/08/2015
- FAO South Sudan trains extension workers on livestock production in Kuajok and Aweil24/08/2015
- Central Mindanao farmers plant in time for the upcoming season30/07/2015
Locust plague in Madagascar
A locust plague is threatening the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. Locust infestations, if untreated, could wipe out food crops and livestock grazing lands – and with it a family’s ability to provide for itself.
With sufficient funding, FAO, together with the national authorities, will be able to carry out the requested large-scale aerial operations to treat and protect 1.5 million hectares from September 2013 to mid-2014 – and a total of 2.15 million hectares from 2013 until 2016.