A geographically encoded locust impact minimization information system (Geo-LIMIS) for west Kazakhstan

A geographically encoded locust impact minimization information system (Geo-LIMIS) for west Kazakhstan
A geographically encoded locust impact minimization information system (Geo-LIMIS) for west Kazakhstan
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Kenzhebayeva Zhanat Elubayevna
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Joint Society “Academy of Finance”, Astana, Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan is a major crop exporter in Central Asia. Dependable agricultural production significantly affects food security within the country, as well as that of other countries in the region. Locust infestation is an annual occurrence, but the scale and intensity of the problem in recent years has reached a crisis level. In a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) report, the 1999 locust plague caused severe localized damage to crops in Kazakhstan despite best efforts to control the disaster.

The Department of Space, Government of India together with RADARSAT International, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the Space Research Institute of Kazakhstan have developed a model to identify areas of locust risk within west Kazakhstan

 

Keywords: Geo Information Systems, vector map, database.