Funds running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts

New locust threat in Madagascar. FAO@PHOTO

The battle against an ongoing plague of locusts in Madagascar risks being lost as funds run out for operations to control them, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

The locust is the most serious threat to farmers on the Indian Ocean island.

If crops are damaged up to 13 million people may lose their livelihood or not have enough food to eat.

Sandra Ferrari asked Annie Monard, who leads FAO's emergency response to the locust plague, about the current situation.

Duration: 3'17"

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