Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts

Jan 2015

In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds for continuing operations run out. Failure to carry through the joint 2013-16 FAO/government anti-locust programme, would jeopardize the more than $28.8 million mobilized so far. There are concerns that this could potentially trigger a food-security crisis in a huge part of the country.