Updated Pest Risk Atlas will build climate resilience for all
The impacts of climate change continue to affect agriculture with serious implications for food and nutrition security. Farmers around the world report varying temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and prolonged droughts. But perhaps no impact concerns farmers more than crop pests and how climate change threatens to alter and intensify their spread.
Fortunately, there are some effective tools available to help farmers and extension workers track spread and life cycles of pests.
One such tool, developed at the International Potato Center (CIP), is the Insect Life Cycle Modeling software (ILCYM), which helps researchers and farmers develop insect phenology models to study pest population ecology.