|Approval Date||29 Mar 2001|
|Signature Date||08 May 2001|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2009|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Dec 2009|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Preventive Locust Control Project (PLCP) aims to contribute to strengthen food security. The PLCP is of special importance to the Malagasy Government since it is hoped that its implementation help secure agricultural production by considerably reducing losses and damage. By its preventive nature, the project should develop a sustainable and economically acceptable solution. It falls squarely within the Government sectoral policy to strengthen food security, reduce poverty and preserve the environment. Thus, by targeting small swarms of locusts using the preventive control method, the quantity of chemical products used should be reduced. The project components include: A) locust monitoring; B) research and training; and C) project management and coordination.
The sectoral objective of the project is to strengthen food security by protecting crops and harvests. lts objective of is to contribute to preventing future locust invasion by sustainably maintaining the locust population below the outbreak level.
Through crop and pasture protection, the project should directly benefit farmers and stockbreeders. It should help to save foreign exchange previously spent on cereal imports.
African Development Fund
Government Of Madagascar
National Locust Control Centre
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|