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The Impact of Digital Channels on Behaviors During Emergency Respon...
The COVID-19 and desert locusts interlocking crises threaten smallholder farmers’ health, livelihoods, and food security in East Africa. Illustrative of what can be achieved in an open content environment, a wide array of smallholder farmer-focused digital partners and other agencies came together to deploy farmer-friendly digital tools and original content to support public health messaging, desert locust public service announcements, citizen reporting efforts and a productive recovery for f...
Locust Citizen Reporting: Driving Response through Digital Technolo...
In 2020, East Africa experienced the dual crises of the largest desert locust invasion in decades and the global COVID-19 pandemic, both threatening farmers’ livelihoods. In response, public health and desert locust messaging was deployed via multiple digital channels to over 16 million smallholder farmers. To support the mapping and control effort, many of these channels were designed to enable farming communities to report sightings of desert locusts, turning rural communities into a large ...