Documents List

 - Locust situation During the last twenty days of May 2015, the dry and cold season has gradually started. Temperatures were very low in the Hautes-Terres but continue to be suitable to the locust development in the Basses and Moyennes Terres. As far as rains are concerned, they were generally insufficient for ...read more
05/06/2015
 - Locust situation From mid-March 2015, rains have globally decreased on the whole Island: therefore the vegetation cover started to dry out on plateaus and in the plains but was still green in the low-lying areas. In the Invasion Area, the northern part continues to remain free from infestations of the Malagasy Migratory ...read more
15/05/2015
 - La deuxième campagne antiacridienne, dont l’objectif est d’accompagner le déclin de l’invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache afin de préserver durablement la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales, bat son plein. Au 30 avril 2015, les deux bases déployées ont permis de contrôler des infestations acridiennes sur près de 438 798 hectares. A ...read more
13/05/2015
 - Locust situation In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and ...read more
23/03/2015
 - Locust situation The northern part of the Invasion Area is now free from Malagasy Migratory Locust infestations. In the central part of the Invasion Area (in the Betsiriry valley), the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust that have been reported are gregarious hopper spots and bands, at a density ranging from ...read more
09/02/2015
 - In the Invasion Area (mainly in the West), control operations started on the 17 October with the onset of the rainy season and the first breeding of the Malagasy Migratory Locust. Numerous localized hopper spots and bands were treated. The hopper populations having escaped treatments have formed some adult groups ...read more
15/12/2014
 - The end of the winter period was marked by the first rains in late September. These rains have continued throughout October, resulting in the growth and greening of the vegetation and in a first replenishment of soil water reserves. However, some regions in the southwest of Madagascar are still very ...read more
31/10/2014
 - The dry and cool season is coming to an end in Madagascar; temperatures started increasing during the last week of August but the weather and ecological conditions are still unsuitable for locust breeding. However, these higher air temperatures allowed remaining swarms to move more actively and for more hours every ...read more
12/09/2014
 - The rainy season in Madagascar is now coming to an end and weather and ecological conditions are becoming unsuitable for locust breeding. Therefore, no further massive breeding will occur before the next rainy season, in October 2014. A recent extensive aerial survey, carried out from 3 to 9 June along ...read more
17/06/2014
 - The 2nd generation of breeding of the rainy season came to an end. In early April, numerous and dense medium-size swarms of young winged locusts were present in the invasion area, mainly in western Madagascar. Later in the month, several swarms reached the “Hautes Terres”, where they were probably carried up ...read more
08/05/2014
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