The desert locust plague represents a severe threat to food security and livelihoods in the already vulnerable region of Eastern Africa. Soil moisture is a very good indicator of the desert locust reproduction potential as locust females select moist sandy areas to lay their eggs.
An operational service providing soil moisture data at 1 km resolution has been developed by Lobelia for the FAO Desert Locust Information Service’s early warning system.
Data provided by Lobelia allows decision-makers to anticipate potentially decimating locust outbreaks by 2 to 3 months and act accordingly.
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Are you interested in Soil Moisture monitoring for decision-making purposes?
Lobelia can provide you with large-scale Soil Moisture index with a global spatial coverage, including long historical data records.