Pests, Disease, and Natural Disasters
Please visit the following sites for additional resources about pests, disease and natural disasters, and if you have any additional suggestions, don't hesitate to contact us.
- USAID's Famine Early Warning System provides information for governments to manage food security risk.
- The EU's Europa website provides extensive food safety resources.
- MTT Agrifood Research Finland is piloting a project called EVISENSEto provide 24-hour disease forecasts to Finnish farmers using a combination of technologies such as weather sensors, databases, mobile phone SMS, GPS, and online management systems.
- Satellite data allowed the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners to overcome data limitations and create an index-based livestock insurance (IBLI) program in which damage is assessed through remote sensing as part of a plan to improve resilience in the pastoral system (Mude et al. 2010).