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Madagascar - Preventive Locust Control Project - ESIA Summary


Migratory and red locusts (respectively Locusta Migratoria Capito and Nomadacris Septemfasciata ) invade Madagascar now and then. The former are considered the most harmful from the economic perspective, menacing crops and pasture during invasion. This century has witnessed eight major invasions. The current invasion started in 1997 and required the putting in place of a considerable chemical control mechanism. Therefore, the Malagasy Government would want to set up a strategy more suitable than what obtained in the past, in view of the socio-economic and ecological impact. Hence, the aim of the “Preventive Locust Control Project” (PLCP) funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) for a five - year period is to prevent invasion.

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