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Madagascar: State of emergency response to locust swarms that threaten two-thirds of the country




Madagascar: State of emergency response to locust swarms that threaten two-thirds of the country
The plague of locusts is threatening two-thirds of the territory of Madagascar, by the end of September, and jeopardizes the survival food over 60% of the population of the Big Island, according to the United Nations for supplying and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

17 million euro would be needed to start and stop the rapid spread of swarms of locusts in Madagascar and initiate preventive policy for future crops that mature and do not suffer the devastating attacks of locusts.

As to face the danger of insect swarms that devastate everything in their path, the means to fight locusts in the field are completely ridiculous and disproportionate against locusts that break in bulk, in the heart of plantations.

Rice nurseries, seed corn and other cereal crops, everything is decimated after the passage of swarms of locusts in Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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