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Madagascar under the threat of a massive invasion of locusts




Madagascar under the threat of a massive invasion of locusts
Locusts threaten two thirds of Madagascar, by September, the south and west of the Big Island particularly and the situation is worsening day by day.

Since 1950, Madagascar had never experienced such a phenomenon of proliferation on this scale, with billions of locusts that destroy everything in their path.
 
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have constantly sound the alarm about the disturbing trend of this massive invasion real bell.

The Malagasy authorities on the ground are overwhelmed to deal with swarms that ravage the plantations of maize and other cereal crops. Rice production in Madagascar may be decimated to 60%.
 
17 million euro should be out to curb the proliferation of swarms in the Big Island, while putting in place a preventive policy for the upcoming plantations that are maturing so that they are not attacked again by other locusts, at the time of harvest.



Antso Rajaona


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