FAO :: Locust Watch :: Activities :: DLIS

Desert Locust Information Service (Rome)
The Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS) at FAO Headquarters (Rome, Italy)

2012 Questionnaire on DLIS and tools for locust information officers
Using SurveyMonkey, an online questionnaire was completed by national locust information officers regarding DLIS and the tools used for Desert Locust management

Early warning success
There are several basic components that are required for any early warning system to be effective and reliable

eLocust2: field data entry & transmission
Handheld device for locust officers to record survey and control results in the field and transmit them via satellite to their National Locust Centres

MODIS-derived greenness maps to better monitor Desert Locust habitats
A dynamic map that shows where vegetation is present in the desert and how long it has been green

Satellite Information for Locust Forecasting
Satellite use for forecasting: overview & current progress

Seasonal weather predictions in Desert Locust forecasting
Using six-month rainfall and temperature predictions to forecast locust developments

Training National Locust Information Officers
FAO conducts an 11-month training programme in DLIS for national Locust Information Officers