Desert Locust Monitoring, Forecasting and Assessment

Desert Locust Monitoring, Forecasting and Assessment in Africa and Southwest Asia. Covering Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, India, Nepal and Afghanistan. A research team RSCROP led by Prof. Huang Wenjiang and Prof. Dong Yingying of the ‘Digital Earth Science Platform’ Project in CASEarth has tracked the migration path of the Desert Locust and make a detailed analysis on the possibility of the Desert Locust invasion of China. Integrated with multi-source Earth Observation data, e.g. meteorological data, field data, and remote sensing data (such as GF series in China, MODIS and Landsat series in US, Sentinel series in EU), and self-developed models and algorithms for Desert Locust monitoring and forecasting, the research team constructed the ‘Vegetation pests and diseases monitoring and forecasting system’, which could regularly release thematical maps and reports on Desert Locust. The Desert Locust has ravaged the Horn of Africa and Southwest Asia, posing serious threats on agricultural production and food security of the inflicted regions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO)has issued a worldwide Desert Locust warning, calling for joint efforts from multiple countries in prevention and control of the pest to ensure food security and regional stability.

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Last Updated March 24, 2023, 09:45 (UTC)
Created December 21, 2021, 12:11 (UTC)