Satellite data key part of early warning system for plant pest infestations

African farmers harvesting the crop in South Sudan. Image: FAO/South Sudan.

The Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE), developed by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International development charity (CABI), combines temperature and weather data provided by satellites with computer models to predict when pest outbreaks are most likely to occur, giving farmers time to prepare.


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Wed, 23/01/2019 - 09:35

Locust Control Center

The Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) was established under Article XIV within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.


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