Desert Locust


PlantVillage at Penn State created the eLocust3m for UN FAO to help them gather data on locust occurrence. As the Desert Locust moved into countries like Kenya and Uganda which do not have dedicated systems to survey for locusts it became necessary to engage communities who have limited experience. Therefore a simpler reporting tool, eLocust3m was developed. This is a crowdsourced approach. Other approaches which PlantVillage have been engaged with include the dedicated hotline locust with Shmaba Shape Up and work with ATA in Ethiopia. 

Here the goal of this page is to continue crowdsourcing but among the community of data scientists, machine learning engineers, acardiologists earth observation scientists and geographers.