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Madagascar - locust emergency

FAO situation update No.2 -- The rainy season – which is now starting slowly and will last until April 2011 – favors rapid multiplication of the migratory locust in its traditional south western distribution area and beyond. At least three generations can successively occur, each of them multiplying the locust population by 10 to 15. To reduce current populations and limit their increase, locust control operations must begin rapidly.