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Madagascar: The campaign against migratory locusts is progressing

More than one million hectares of locust infested areas were treated with spraying of pesticides since the start of the campaign in October 2013 in Island, as reported by the Malagasy newspaper Les Nouvelles.
The specialist in locust, Tsitohaina Andriamaroahina thus hailed the progress in the field of campaign against migratory locusts in the Island which unfolds in recent weeks in the area Tsiroanomandidy in the western Madagascar.
"This is a good evolution of locust our struggle since before the end of the first season, that is to say by the end of August, there will remain between 100,000 300,000 hectares to be treated "has reminded Tsitohaina Andriamaroahina.
As a reminder, the swarms of locusts since April 2012 have already caused major damage to plantations of maize, rice and other cereal crops.
FAO has committed 23 million dollars (17 million euros) for the program of fight against locusts in Madagascar, and will spend 41.5 million dollars (30.7 million euros) until 2016.

Antso Rajaona

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