#Madagascar could lose battle against locusts if funds don’t come, UN warns | Global development | The Guardian
Le remède pour éradiquer les #sauterelles consiste à pulvériser la région de #pesticides
The plague started in 2012 and the Indian Ocean island’s government declared a national disaster, as locusts infested more than half the cultivated land and pastures.
As part of a joint 2013-16 anti-locust programme with the government, the FAO surveyed more than 30m hectares (74m acres) – an area almost the size of Japan – and controlled locust infestations over 1.3m hectares using pesticides and biopesticides. It said the plague was successfully halted last year.