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SERVIR programme in Kenya provides EO data to help financial aid reach farmers more efficiently

Crops in Kenya. Image: RCMRD.

A variety of environmental and man-made factors can have a detrimental effect on the yield of farmers worldwide. A programme launched in Kenya, funded by SERVIR in collaboration with NASA Harvest and the Swiss Re Foundation, uses Earth observation (EO) data to assess crop damage and prioritise the mobilisation of financial aid to farmers.

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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:46

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Aerospace Information Research Institute of China tracks locust swarm dynamics and losses

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At the end of 2019, countries in the Horn of Africa began to suffer the impacts of locust swarms. Later, the locust migrated to regions in Southwest Asia. Unfortunately, the impacts on farmers are devastating. Furthermore, the combined impact of these locust plague and COVID-19 is having a toll of the livelihoods of many farmers in these regions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has indicated that 42 million people are facing severe acute food insecurity because of this plague.

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Thu, 13/08/2020 - 12:53

UN-SPIDER Updates June 2020

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UN-SPIDER and IWMI host webinar on locust monitoring

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On 12 June, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) hosted a webinar on “Space-based inputs for locust early warning and preparedness” as a commitment to promote the use of space technologies in combating a crisis that is mounting on top of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The recording of the webinar is available online.

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Fri, 05/06/2020 - 16:49

Webinar on space-based inputs for locust early warning and preparedness

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On 12 June, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme, and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will be hosting a webinar on “Space-based inputs for Locust early warning and preparedness” as a commitment to promote the use of space technologies in combating a crisis that is mounting on top of the COVID-19 crisis.

The webinar will take place at 10:30-12.30am Vienna, Austria time (UTC+2). Registrations are open until 11.59pm Vienna, Austria time (UTC+2) on 10 June.

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SUPARCO maps potential desert locust habitats in Pakistan

Desert locust suitable habitat survey map. Image: SUPARCO.

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Thu, 04/06/2020 - 11:19

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Interview: Mitigating locust infestations in Algeria and Libya with space data

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has been hosting the UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office since 2009. ASAL, which was established in 2002, implements national policies concerning the promotion and development of the use of space for technological, scientific and practical applications.

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Data application of the month: Locust monitoring

Malagasy Migratory Locust swarm. Image: FAO.
Malagasy Migratory Locust swarm seen from helicopter. Image: FAO.

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The curse of good rains: Desert Locust monitoring from space
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Interview: Mitigating locust infestations in Algeria and Libya with space data

Kamel Tichouiti is the Head of the Department on Major Risks and Geo-environment in the Space Applications Centre.
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has been hosting the UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office since 2009. ASAL, which was established in 2002, implements national policies concerning the promotion and development of the use of space for technological, scientific and practical applications.

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ASAL: Remote Sensing for locust infestation in Algeria and Mauritania

Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the North-East of Mauritan
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi (Alge
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi

Within the framework of its collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) - host to one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - has mapped potential locust reproduction zones in the South of Algeria and the North-East of Mauritania. The experts analyzed the ecological conditions of the migratory locust for the period between 18 January and 3 February 2014.

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Fri, 28/03/2014 - 08:33

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