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Madagascar: Approximately 75,000 hectares treated since the second phase of the locust campaign in the Island

About 75,000 hectares areas infested by locusts have been treated since the second phase of the locust campaign by aerial spraying and field deployment in Madagascar.

For ten days, the operations will continue at Tsiroanomandidy Miandrivazo and Ihosy in the south of the Island.

The United Nations for Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) aims to treat between 500,000 and 800,000 hectares until the end of the second phase of fight against locusts in Madagascar.

However, the Malagasy authorities are struggling to find 10 million dollars to fund the entire campaign.
As a reminder, FAO expected that at least three consecutive locust campaigns between September 2013 and September 2016 will be required to treat the millions of hectares affected.

Nuzhah Mungly

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