No.42 Report of Monitoring and Assessment of Desert Locust in Africa and Asia issued by Aerospace Information Research Institute and CBCGDF
2023/3/21 16:32:00 本站

On Mar 17, 2023, No.42 Report of Monitoring and Assessment of Desert Locust in Africa and Asia was jointly released by the Team of Prof. Huang Wenjiang, Associate Prof. Dong Yingying from Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF).


Integrated with multi-source Earth Observation data, e.g. meteorological data, field data, and remote sensing data (such as SDGSAT-1 in China, and MODIS in the US, etc), 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.


This report focuses on the dynamics of desert locust monitoring and loss assessment in Yemen. The remote sensing monitoring results showed that, in February 2023, the desert locusts were mainly distributed in the coastal areas of the Red Sea in western Yemen. The total damaged vegetation area in Yemen was 51.1 thousand hectares. It is expected that in the next month, rainfall in western Yemen will increase, which will be favorable for desert locusts to lay eggs and reproduce. The number of locusts in western Yemen will increase. This period is an important planting season for crops in Yemen. It is still necessary to continue to pay attention to the dynamics of the desert locust disaster in Yemen to prevent repeated losses to its agricultural and pasture production.



CBCGDF has always been contributing to this study and the series report aim to help developing countries in Asia and Africa fight invasive species and safeguard food security. The results of the report have been shared with developing countries in Southeast Asia and Africa for free, helping them improve their capability to control the impacts of desert locusts.


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