Madagascar - Preventive Locust Control Project (PLCP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Mar 2001
Signature Date 08 May 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 5,929,427.52
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Madagascar
National Locust Control Centre


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-AA0-002
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar