Madagascar treats 199,940 hectares of land infested by locusts plague

Some 199,940 hectares of land infested by locusts plague were recently treated in Madagascar, a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday.


The third campaign of a three-year program for fight against locust was held from Aug. 26, 2015 to Feb. 10, 2016, after the second campaign to fight the locust plague of September 2014.


“The contaminated areas went down after this campaign,” the statement said to show the success of the two previous campaigns against locusts plague.

“Locust plague in Madagascar were found especially in the south part of the country including the regions of Atsimo Andrefana, Androy, Ihorombe and Anosy,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said as main partner of Madagascar’s Ministry of Agriculture in the fight against locust plague.

During the second campaign, 640,035 hectares of land were treated and protected in Madagascar with three kinds of pesticides, including 170,000 liters of conventional pesticides, 87,000 liters of inhibitors and 365 kg of biopesticides. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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