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Tracking desert locusts with satellite services

Tracking desert locusts with satellite services This year brought a locust crisis to Eastern Africa, threatening food supplies in an already troubled time. In this article, EUMETSAT catches up with the activities of the IGAD Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC), a climate centre tracking the locusts in East Africa, and see how EUMETSAT’s satellites and data helped mitigate this crisis. Desert locust swarms are a pestilence of biblical proportion. Coming in waves ever since ancient times, they ravage crops that supply food to communities and livestock – in only one day, a small swarm can consume the food of 35,000 people.   More

(Source: Space in Africa - Sep 23)

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