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Madagascar seeks international help to deal with the invasion of locusts




Madagascar seeks international help to deal with the invasion of locusts
The invasion of locusts is increasing in Madagascar. Already about 5,000 hectares were ravaged by swarms of migratory insects which had devastated everything in their path.
 
Rice seedbeds, corn and other cereal production plants have been destroyed in the South and the southwest of Madagascar. The highlands of the Northwest are now also under threat.
 
Lack of sufficient resources in the fight to eradicate locusts over the long term, the Malagasy authorities declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.
 
The Minister of Agriculture, Roland Ravatomanga, asks donors, including the FAO (the Agency for the food and agriculture dependent of the United Nations), to hand the wallet to deal with this scourge.
 
 
Roland Ravatomanga proposes a three-year plan to help the Big Island, of 31 million euro, with a release of  16 million euro before June 30.



Antso Rajaona


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