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Locust Plague in Madagascar Poses Huge Food Security Concern

A locust plague in Madagascar threatens to cause a serious food crisis.  Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control campaign urgently requires a minimum of  $22 million in funding to start in time for the next crop planting season in September. So far, FAO emergency appeals for Madagascar remain severely underfunded. By September, FAO expects that two-thirds of the country will be infested by locusts. (FAO http://bit.ly/1cnFnBg)

Bonus: Intense video of a locust swarm:

 

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